Madeline is available for book club meetings in the Madison, Wisconsin, area. She also does presentations including: “International Education,” “Traveling Solo: A Woman’s Guide,” “Education in Japan,” “Peace Corps in Your Senior Years,” “Saturdays Were for Funerals: HIV-AIDS in Southern Africa,” and speaks on other international travel and education topics.

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How to Make A Life: Connecting Trondheim and Tibet

September 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Madeline Uraneck, author

How to Make A Life: Connecting Trondheim and Tibet

Norwegian immigrants who struggled with back-breaking work, learned English, and tried to retain their beautiful crafts, cuisine, and culture in a new land have much in common with today’s immigrants.

How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

In this program, author Madeline Uraneck will share her story of travels to three countries, finding new family on two continents, and learning new ways of seeing the world – all stemming from a friendly “hello” offered to the Madison immigrant family next door.

The author has also traveled extensively in Norway and across Scandinavia, studying folk culture traditions in Sweden and Norway.

Join the Sons of Norway Idun Lodge for this presentation on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The evening will begin with a potluck at 6:30, followed by the program at  7:30.

Copies of Ms. Uraneck’s new book, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) will be available for sale st the event.

As a special feature, members of the Madison-area Tibetan American family that Madeline befriended will be present as well to answer questions and meet SON members.


Sons of Norway’s Idun Lodge
Trinity Lutheran Church
1904 Winnebago Avenue
Madison WI
(608) 225-1412

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September 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Trinity Lutheran Church
1904 Winnebago Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin
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