Sinikka Gronberg Garcia
Finnish North American Literature Association
Sinikka Gronberg Garcia was born in Finnish Karelia and migrated to North
America and finally the US. At eight years old, she was forced from her home with
the rest of her family by the Russian army. They fled from Helsinki during the
bombing of World War II, the continuation war, and lived in Lapland, Germany,
Mexico, and finally ended up in the United States.
Sinikka Gronberg Garcia has lived in Arizona for more than three decades.
The Finn in Me: The Chronicles of a Karelian Emigrant. St. Cloud, MN: North Star
Press of St. Cloud, 1992.
This book, based on the journals and diaries of the author, provides a snapshot of
Europe embroiled in war in the 1930s and 1940s as well as chronicling her
interesting and varied life experiences.