HVOR VINDEN VENDER – WHERE THE WIND BLOWS
By Jesper Bugge Kold
A GRIPPING HISTORICAL NOVEL ABOUT A FAMILY MIGRATION
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Scandinavians immigrated to America in the 19th century, driven by the dream of a better life
THE YEAR IS 1878. For Johanne, life in Denmark is a daily struggle of getting enough food to feed her family, and she knows that the family’s fate will never change. Due to a dark secret in her past, there is only one solution: to leave for a new life in America. Her husband, Jens, travels ahead to find land, and a year and a half later, Johanne and the children follow.
ON THE LONG, perilous journey across the Atlantic, she meets Astrid, who has lost both her husband and her land, and the one-armed soldier Valdemar, who is carrying a treasure of seeds and seed potatoes. When Johanne reunites with Jens in Nebraska, the biggest challenge awaits – creating a new life on the prairie. The harsh nature cannot be tamed without resistance, and the
two of them have very different ways of fighting.
WHERE THE WINDS BLOWS is a riveting story about a woman who tries to defy her fate against all odds. It is a story about courage, about friendships and not least about the difficult love between
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by People’s, Denmark 2024