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Raid and the Blackest Sheep by Harri Nykanen. Raid is a hard-nosed, but

coRaidbyHarriNykanenmpassionate hit man. In our first book, Raid and the Blackest Sheep, Raid travels with an aging criminal Nygren throughout Finland. As they journey northward, Nygren puts his affairs in order, wreaking vengeance on those who have wronged him and paying penance to those he has wronged. Their first stop is at a church, where a sham preacher is fleecing his congregation...
242 Pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9824449-2-4
Price:      $12.95

More mysteries:
Helsinki Homicide: Vengeance  by Jarkko Sipila
335 Pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9824449-1-7
Price:      $12.95

Helsinki Homicide: Against the Wall by Jarkko Sipila
291 Pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9824449-0-0

Price:      $12.95


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Reconciliation Reconciliation

Under the North Star 3
by Väinö Linna
Translated by Richard Impola

Reconciliation is the third installment of Väinö Linna's trilogy, Under the North Star (Täällä pohjantähden alla). It depicts the experience of the Koskela family during the sometimes turbulent first decades of Finland independence. Linna's captivating style of writing and psychological understanding of the interaction between individual feelings and social order is here more refined than ever. Reconciliation offers a detailed account of attitudes toward the social reforms that came about as a consequence of the Civil War of 1918. In addition the novel describes the traumas Finland's people experienced during the first 30 years of independence: right wing extremism and the Lapua movement of 1929-32; severe depression in the 1930s; the-Winter War of 1939-40; and the Continuation War of 1941-44. The volume ends with the calm of the first post-World War II years.
412-pages Hardcover $ 35.00 Softcover $25.00

The UprisingUprising

Under the North Star 2
By Väinö Linna
Translated by Richard Impola

420 pages Hardcover $35.00 Softcover $ 25.00

Under the North Star [Vol. 1]

Uprising

by Väinö Linna
Translated by Richard Impola
398 pages Hardcover $35.00 Softcover $ 25.00


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Softcover set of Under the North Star (three volumes) $69.00
Hardcover set of Under the North Star (three volumes) $99.00

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The Sauna Cookbook

Food for Body and Soul

  Food for Body and Soul  is a  tribute to Scandinavian cooking and the Finnish sauna tradition. More than 130 carefully chosen recipes balance traditional and modern culinary culture.SaunaCookbook

A relaxing and refreshing visit to the sauna combines naturally with good food and drink. The recipes in The Sauna Cookbook offer suggestions for delightful sauna afternoons and evenings - from sauna beverages-and fish baked on the sauna Stove to light salads or festive meals complete with homemade breads and condiments. A special chapter is devoted to traditional Christmas sauna entertaining.

Authors Tuula Kaitila and Edey Saarinen, drawing on both their Finnish and North American cooking experience, provide clear, easy-to-follow instructions, and offer informative and helpful cooks comments.

Hardcover only; 180 pages, color photographs (ISBN 0-9731053-5-6)
$35.00 




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Documentary Films available from Raivaaja:

Fire and Ice
   The Winter War of Finland and Russia
Fire and Ice DVD
Produced, directed and written by Ben Strout

A MasterWorks Media Production

DVD Format only:  $20.00
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Letters from Karelia
 Father, Brother, Comrade, Spy
Letters from Karelia DVD or VHS
Directed and Edited by Kelly Saxberg

A National Film Board of Canada Production

Available in DVD or VHS format (please specify)   $29.00


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Karelian Exodus


Finnish Communities in
North America and Soviet Karelia during the Depression Era
 Edited by Ronald Harpelle, Varpu Limdström
and Alexis Pogorelskin
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This book is a collection of articles about the exodus of Finnish Canadians and Finnish Americans to Soviet Karelia in the 1930s. These articles were originally papers presented in March 2004 at a conference in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, dealing with Finnish communities in North America and Soviet Karelia during the Depression. The conference featured speakers from Russia, Finland, Sweden, the United States, and Canada.


The following articles are included:

Lamentations on Mayme Sevander’s Life by’ Raija Warkentin; ‘The Finnish Canadian Communities during the Decade of Depression “by Varpu Lindstrom; Communism and the Co-ops: Recruiting and Financing the Finnish-American Migration to Karelia” by Alexis E. ‘Pegorelskin; Sudbury in the Great Depres­sion: The Tumultuous Years” by Oiva Saarinen and Gerry Tapper; “A Remarkable Place, An Eventful Year: Politics and Recreation ’Minnesota's Mesaba Co-op Park in 1936” by Arnold R. Alanen;

“Murder” in the Bush: The Making of a Modem Myth by Peter Raffo; “From the Frying Pan into the Fire North American Finns in Soviet Karelia” by Tuna Takala; “The Fate of Finnish Canadians in Soviet Karelia” by Eila Lahti-Argutina; “The Soviet Depression and Finnish immigrants in Soviet Karelia” by Markku Kangas­puro; “Framing the Finnish Experience in the Soviet Union: Comparing Finnish and North American Finns” by Imo Vihavainen; “The- Experience of Finnish-North American Writers in Soviet Karelia in the 1930s” by Mike Ylikangas; “Pipeline Accident on Lake Onega: A Study of Ethnic Conflict in Soviet Kare1ia, 1934” by Alexis Pororelskin; “Recruitment of Swedish immigrants to Soviet Karelia” by Kaa Eneberg; “Memories of the North American Depression among Finnish Americans in the Soviet Union” by Helena Miettinen and Raja Warkentin.

A Journal of Finnish Studies special issue
Soft cover, 226 pages, photos, maps, illustrations

$22.00 

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justforyou

Brent Buswell

Just For You

Brent Buswell’s second CD includes Pennsylvania Polka,
Vagabond Waltz, Johan Pa Snippen, Barbara Polka,
Amazing Grace, Accordion Oberek, Finn Polka, Rag in
D Minor, German Waltz Medley, Achtung Los, Bel
Viso, Waltz Allegro, What a Friend We Have in Jesus,
Battle Hymn of The Republic, Armed Forces Medley

Buswell is joined on this recording by Alex Meixner
on drums, bass, second accordion and keyboard.

$ 15
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2012 Petrell Hall Centennial Calendar

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In March 1911, the Fairbanks Finnish Work-People's Society purchased three acres fromEdwin and Olga Petrell as a site for a hall to be used for the social uplifting of the working class forever. It is remarkable that Petrell Hall has survived for a full century.  
The Hall, located in Brimson, so clearly represents the frontier and ethnic history of northeastern Minnesota. Petrell Hall will celebrate its Centennial in 2012. For Finnish history buffs, this calendar is a wonderful glimpse of the era in which it was built.

$12.00 ea. plus S&H.

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THE FINNISH IMPRINT



FinnishImprint

A New England Experience

Edited by Liisa A. Liedes





THE FINNISH IMPRINT is a book chock-full of information about the history of New England's Finns.


Published by the New England
Finnish American Bicentennial Committee 1982

581 pages hard cover
with over 100 photos & illustrations

$14.95
plus postage & handling
MA residents must also add state sales tax

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The Finnish Imprint

The Finnish Imprint is the story of the Finnish immigrants who came to New England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their contributions to the history of New England have up to now been told, for the most part, in their own language, in the journals and publications of their various organizations. The fact that this wealth of available source material might soon be lost forever has been a compelling force in the writing of this book for present and future generations.

The editor has painstakingly researched and arranged in chronological order the numerous organizations, detailing their histories according to the amount of available material. Personal experiences of contemporary individuals, as well as stories of organizations by present day members, have been included.

This unique collection of material has been used by the editor to write a fascinating story of the New England Finns who, after surviving the initial shock of arriving in a country whose language and customs were foreign to them, proceeded to establish themselves in their new homeland. They have become an integral part of American business, politics and culture while retaining strong ties of friendship with Finland.





Finnish Folk Tales for Children:

Bear, Finnish Folk Tales for Children


Kaarina Brooks: editor & translator

These folk tales bring back familiar old friends: Foxy, Rabbit, Wolf and, of course, Bear. In this delightful book, Kaarina Brooks serves up English translations of Finnish folk tales that flow like brooks and illustrations that make you feel warm inside.

Bear

In a large tree stump the chickadee made a nest and started a family. One day her babies chirped, “Äiti, there’s no food! There’s no food!” The chickadee flew off in search of food for her hungry brood.  While she was gone, Bear came trudging by the stump. The babies said to each other, “Now there’s a big hunk of food!”  Bear stepped up to the nest. “Is your äiti home?” he asked.

The stories of Bear Finnish Folk Tales for Children appeal to the imagination and the emotions of children and adults alike and offer universally accessible, yet traditionally Finnish lore.  

ISBN: ISBN 0-9737165-1-7
Price: $12.00

Mr. Boo

Written & Illustrated by Hannu Mäkelä

HerraHuuTranslated by Ansehn Hollo

Mr. Boo is a most humanlike character who lives an ordinary life, sleeps peacefully and drinks tea. His imagination, however, is boundless in all directions: he always looks at the world in new ways and has an enormous capacity to be amazed. Although he tries to frighten others, he fears many things himself and is fascinated with magic.

Hannu Mäkelä s Mr. Boo — Herra Huu in Finnish — has been a children's book classic ever since its first publication in 1973.

Soft cover, 96 pages $ 13.00

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