Lilly Setterdahl’s Katrin, almost American is the tale of an early 20th century Swedish girl who emigrates to America but after several years decides to return and stay in Sweden.
The story begins in Sweden after World War I when Katrin assumes her first job. The young girl turns down a marriage proposal because she wants to see the world. She pulls us into a life of longing for both the unknown and the familiar, conflicts, and elusive love until she decides where she belongs. Her strong attachment to her childhood home, parents, brothers and sisters carries over in her love and concern for her own family. The reader will find Katrin, Almost American to be entertaining, educational, and as relevant in today’s world as in the 20th century.