Stockholm Series I: City of My Dreams (Paperback)
This is the first book in Fogelstrom's five-volume Stockholm Series, which broke the record for bestsellers in his native Sweden. After reading the series in Swedish, Jennifer Brown Baverstam, an accomplished translator of Swedish and French, and married to a Swede, vowed to make these books available in English to share with her American family and friends. Per Anders Fogelstrom was delighted with this effort and worked with Jennifer until his death in 1998.This remarkable book tells the tale of Henning Nilsson and his family, a family whose origins and growth in the underclass of nineteenth-century Stockholm mirror the growth of Stockholm itself into a modern European metropolis. Beginning with the arrival in the city of the fifteen-year-old Henning, barefoot and penniless, on the eve of the industrial revolution, it continues with the story of his impassioned struggle for a fully human life. Powerfully written, "City of My Dreams" sweeps the reader along in a historical saga of fortune and love in a society experiencing great social and political upheaval.