Martin Koskela
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Martin Koskela has lived in various towns across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
except for the four years that he spent serving his country in the Pacific in WWII.
His book, Welcome to Shadow Lake, is a charming story.


Welcome to Shadow Lake. New Brighton, MN: Sampo Publishing, 1996.

This book is about immigrant Finns and their American born children in a small
town of Michigan's upper peninsula. It is set in 1933 and is written with a sensitive
hand with kindness and compassion for the characters that come to life between
the covers of the book.