Finnish North American Literature Association
Lorraine Esala, author of Criss-Cross, was born in Minnesota and now lives with her
husband in Tucson, Arizona. When traveling in Finland they found the stories of relatives
who lived through the resettlement of 450,00 Karelians. The history is true, but the story
and characters are fictional.
Criss-Cross: A Finnish Orphan's Search for Family. BookSurge. www.booksurge.com
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