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Linda Åkeson Mcgurk

Linda Åkeson McGurk is a Swedish-American freelance writer and author who believes life is better outside.  Her first book, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather:  A Scandinavian Mom’s Secret for Raising Healthy, Resilient and Confident Children was published by Touchstone/S&S in October 2017 to critical acclaim. She lives with her family in Sweden.


All Things Scandinavian & Nordic

Winter is the perfect season for a little injection of Northern culture. From hearty food to knitted clothes, Nordic and Scandinavian life emphasizes all things cozy and comfortable. The Danish concept of “hygge” showcases this best. Hygge is all about balance, contentment, and taking things slow. Rather the daily rush of work, chores, getting dinner

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Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: November

Crisp air, golden leaves, and the promise of upcoming holidays make this the perfect season for reading. And this month, there are some fabulous titles to choose from!   Gift titles on sale in November Cooking titles on sale in November Children’s titles on sale in November   November Staff Picks HERE!

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Discover the Nordic Art of The Open-Air Life by Linda McGurk

In this charmingly-illustrated complete guide, Swedish-American writer Linda McGurk introduces readers to Friluftsliv (pronounced FREE-loofts-leeve)—an outdoorsy cousin of hygge. She covers everything from the pleasures of foraging for wild berries to birding to how to stay warm and cozy outside in the middle of winter. Readers will discover how to harness the power of nature

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