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Their fathers' God, a novel

Author: O E Rølvaag; Trygve M Ager
Publisher: New York, London, Harper & Brothers, 1931.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Susie Doheny, an Irish Catholic, and Peder Holm, a Norwegian Lutheran, fall in love and marry in South Dakota in the 1890s. Soon their marriage is tested by drought, depression, and family bickering. Susie believes they are being tested by their fathers' God. Peder blames Susie for the timidity of her beliefs; Susie fears Peder's pride and skepticism. When political antagonism grows between the Norwegian and Irish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
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Rølvaag, O.E. (Ole Edvart), 1876-1931.
Their fathers' God.
New York, London, Harper & Brothers, 1931
(OCoLC)582054744
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: O E Rølvaag; Trygve M Ager
OCLC Number: 568282
Description: vi, 338 pages 20 cm
Other Titles: Signede dag.
Responsibility: by O.E. Rölvaag; translated from the Norwegian by Trygve M. Ager.

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Susie Doheny, an Irish Catholic, and Peder Holm, a Norwegian Lutheran, fall in love and marry in South Dakota in the 1890s. Soon their marriage is tested by drought, depression, and family bickering. Susie believes they are being tested by their fathers' God. Peder blames Susie for the timidity of her beliefs; Susie fears Peder's pride and skepticism. When political antagonism grows between the Norwegian and Irish immigrant communities, it threatens to split their marriage. Against a backdrop of hard times, crisscrossed by Populists, antimonopolists, and schemers, Rölvaag brings the struggle of immigrants into the twentieth century. In "Giants in the Earth" the Holm family strained to wrest a homestead from the land. In "Peder Victorious" the American-born children searched for a new national identity, often defying the traditions their parents fought to uphold. In "Their Fathers' God," Rölvaag's most soul-searching novel, the first-generation Americans enter a world of ruthless competition in the midst of scarcity.

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