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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.

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Paper back: 312 pages
Publisher: Timberhill Publishing (February 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692621970
ISBN-13: 978-0692621974
Volume 7, Number 1
Summer 2016