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Available for pre-order! To be released 10/01/2019, the final chapter in Mark’s Finnish American trilogy. Follow the journey of Anders Alhömaki from Finland to Norway to Duluth, Minnesota, to the UP of Michigan as he struggles to find his place in the world. Grab an armchair seat for the present-day thriller of religious zealotry on the eve of Finland’s Centennial Celebration that targets a high ranking official in the Finnish government for her support of Muslim immigration. Here’s what some folks are already saying about this stellar, timely, touching, and thrilling work of fiction founded on solid research and exemplary writing:

“Suspense, drama, love, lack of love, history, and present-day events … the perfect package!” Irina Björklund, Jussi Award winning actress

“A remarkable ending to a remarkable series. The perfect read for those interested in neglected pages of US history, the Finns, and Finland.” Roman Kushnir, PhD Candidate (Finnish American Literature) University of Jyväskylä, Finland

“Munger has written an exciting and historically accurate depiction of Finnish migration. The culmination of years of researching and writing, Kotimaa is a fast paced historical novel and thriller which will appeal to everyone who reads.” Olavi Koivukangas, former Director, Institute of Migration, Turku, Finland

“Told through the narratives of Finnish struggles against the backdrop of history, Kotimaa is a gripping read!” Linda LeGarde Grover, Flannary O’Connor Award winning author

“Am enlightening read for anyone of Finnish ancestry, Kotimaa is part historical novel, part mystery, and part migrant saga in which Munger presents us with a century of exhaustively researched history.” Sarah Stonich, award winning author of Laurentian Divide and Vacationland.

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