15 years ago I read a great book that I have searched for online and at Nordic stores and come up a-cropper. It's set in the 19th c (I think) and follows the story of a poor Finnish girl who migrates to Norway (but it could be Sweden) and faces a lot of discrimination because of being Finn. As I remember she works various jobs and definitely moves around a bit. I think she ends up in a coastal town in Norway or Sweden. Wish I remembered more. Don't remember a lot of romance, it's more about her struggles and triumphs. Any hints welcome. My daughter is studying Finnish and Swedish and is really interested in reading it!

  • Do you recall what language the book was written in? If you remember any character names too, that would be very useful. Dec 7, 2023 at 7:16
  • Thanks, I read it in English but it might have been translated from Finnish. I don't remember any names!
    – Tina S
    Dec 7, 2023 at 17:40


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