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Journal of Finnish Studies
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FinNALA Will Not be Present at FinnFest USA in 2016

FinnFest 2016 is a cruise, so FinNALA will not be participating. We are sorry that we
cannot get together or offer members books for sale at a table. We look forward to
activities at the 2017 FinnFest USA, location and venue permitting.

New Book Review

Johnson, J. (2012)  The First Day of Spring in Northern
Minnesota: Poems. Northfield, MN: Red Dragonfly

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FinNALA Newsletter will appear on April 15, 2016. Stay posted.

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Kippis! Accepting Submissions for the 2016 Issue

Kippis! is accepting submissions at this time. The 2016 issue is expected out in late
summer or early fall. Please send your submissions to gkwuori_at_hotmail_dot_com.

Lesser Mortals is the story of Aino set against the sweep of Finland's history from
its days as a Grand Duchy of the Tsarist Empire through its war of independence,
its fight for survival in the 1939-40 war against Soviet Russia and beyond, with a
touch of intrigue and mystery. Independent minded characters, stalwart and
courageous, often out of time and place people Aino's life from Finland to America
and back again in search of her national identity.

About the author: Brooklyn born and bred, merchant seaman, Korean War era
veteran, news reporter, Columbia graduate, teacher and insurance executive,
John C. Hirsimaki lives in Sonoma, California with his wife and family. Lesser
Mortals is his first novel.

Find it at Amazon
Paper back: 312 pages
Publisher: Timberhill Publishing (February 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692621970
ISBN-13: 978-0692621974