Wendy Swallow - Searching for Nora

After the Doll's House, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing

Author Wendy Swallow will discuss and sign Searching for Nora: After the Doll's House ($16.99 Peavine Mountain Press), a historical fiction novel that tells a powerful tale of redemption, unfolding over four decades in the fjords of Norway and the unforgiving American frontier. At the end of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, Nora Helmer walks away from her family and comfortable life. It's 1879 and she's alone, with little money and few legal rights. Guided by instinct and sustained by will, Nora sets off on a journey that impoverishes and radicalizes her, then strands her on the harsh Minnesota prairie. 

Meanwhile, in 1918, a young university student tries to escape her family's bourgeois conformity as she unravels her grandfather's hidden shame and the fate of a shadowy feminist who vanished years earlier. In this book, Swallow answers a question that has dogged theater audiences for A Doll's House: whatever happened to Nora Helmer?


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Historic LoDo
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Searching for Nora: After the Doll's House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733107501
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Peavine Mountain Press - August 26th, 2019