The Way She Told Her Story

“While this is a book about the Finnish immigrant experience, it’s also the universal story of loss and hope of all who arrived in this country as strangers. As Jarvenpa says, “there is a vagrancy in not belonging.” Diane wraps the hard labor of forging new lives inside an exquisitely lovely language for landscape; this is nature writing that feels entirely new, perhaps because the bones of this story did originate in a different tongue. Please read these poems — I don’t know when I’ve read a book that is so consistently, achingly beautiful, both in language and thought.”

–Kirsten Dierking, author of Tether and Northern Oracle

The Way She Told Her Story by Diane Jarvenpa
Books by Diane Jarvenpa