Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Authors to sign book on Finnish sauna tradition Nov. 12 at North Wind Books

HANCOCK -- Author Michael Nordskog and photographer Aaron W. Hautala will speak about and sign copies of their book, The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition, at Finlandia University’s North Wind Books, Hancock, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.

The Opposite of Cold is a full-color history and celebration of Finnish sauna in the western Great Lakes region and a commemoration of the history, culture, and practice of Finnish sauna in the north woods.

With stunning photographs of unique and historic saunas of the region -- including the oldest sauna in North America, incredible surviving saunas from immigrant farmsteads, and gorgeous contemporary saunas from noted architects -- in their book Nordskog and Hautala unveil the importance and beauty of sauna culture in modern Midwestern life.

The book singing event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

North Wind Books is located at 437 Quincy St. in downtown Hancock. For additional information, please call the bookstore at 906-487-7217.

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