Scandinavian Connections

By Fair Isle Books

By Fair Isle Books

Winter's Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing

Ryan Rodgers

$34.95 $32.15

The University of Minnesota Press celebrates this wonderful winter sport still enjoyed by so may on our island.

When We Were Vikings

Andrew David MacDonald

$27.00 $24.84

A new title with real facts about Vikings in this novel told through the voice of a young woman with fetal alcohol syndrom. It is witty and endearing - a great addition to the Nordic novel offerings out there.

The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

Helen Russell

$16.95 $15.59

This title is vetted by Deb's daughter Shelby who lived in Denmark during college - she says it's spot on.

Bakeland: Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature

Marit Hovland

$30.00 $27.60

Truly the most beautiful baking book I've seen, and Austin has tried many recipes and claims they are easier than they look!

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

$16.99 $15.63

A pure burst of laughter for folks who could use one.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

Michael Booth

$19.00 $17.48

A British man married a Danish woman and we got this book. Looks at the "family analogy" common in Scandinavia to describe the various cultures. Reads like a humorous Bill Bryson book with an insider's info.

Norwegian by Night, 2

Derek B. Miller

$15.99 $14.71

A mystery offering beloved by the masses and popular in the shop.

The Little Book of Fika: The Uplifting Daily Ritual of the Swedish Coffee Break

Lynda Balslev

$9.99 $9.19

Folks enjoy Fika - baked goods and coffee -at both the Island Cafe and the Red Cup - here's a way to bring it into your home.

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Anu Partanen

$16.99 $15.63

Why are those countries always at the top of the happiness lists? This book lays it out.

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Meik Wiking

$19.99 $18.39

Capture the coziness the Dane's excel at - lots of ideas in this one, many of which Shelby continues to practice after her study in Denmark.

The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu

Katja Pantzar

$17.00 $15.64

Move over Hygge, Sisu is on it's way to taking your spot out of the headlines. Always good to have another option to replicate Scandinavian happiness!

The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

Nancy Marie Brown

$17.99 $16.55

Those Vikings weren't all men - here's fascinating nonfiction for history buffs and all.

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

$15.95 $14.67

Mythology captured by best selling author Neil Gaiman.

Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life

Niki Brantmark

$19.99 $18.39

The Sweedish version of happiness making.

Independent People

Halldor Laxness

$18.00 $16.56

Our island Icelandic heritage celbrated in this classic novel by the Nobel Prize winner.

Kristin Lavransdatter, I: The Wreath

Sigrid Undset

$16.00 $14.72

The Norwegian classic novel - this is the first of the 4 volumnes.

Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge

Donna Napoli and Christina Balit

$24.99 $22.99

A contemporary exploration of Norse Mythology for kids.

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

Edgar Parin D'Aulaire and Ingri D'Aulaire

$29.95 $27.55

A Nordic version of the famous Greek Mythology volume.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

Margareta Magnusson

$19.98 $18.38

A Scandinavian alternative to the famous Japanese cleaning book that urged us to watch for items that "spark joy"

The Summer Book

Tove Jansson

$14.95 $13.75

A wonderful summer read about life on an island with a grandmonther and granddaughter from the famous Swedish speaking Finnish citizen Tove Jansson.

Summer

Karl Ove Knausgaard

$20.00

Another in the seasonal series by Knausgaard which was written to capture observations for his unborn child.

Autumn

Karl Ove Knausgaard

$18.00 $16.56

Knausgaard is revered for his ability to describe detail and bring others into his world. He is a contemporary Norwegian author.