Stolen by Ann-Helén Laestadius
Stolen is a thoughtful examination of what it takes for a people to maintain cultural traditions in a modern era that is not always very accommodating. Laestadius has written a coming-of-age tale that takes the reader through the pains (as well as the pride) of the Sami and she does so while also highlighting the need to protect the places/animals that represent the last of the remaining true wilderness areas. This book is very well done.
Stolen by Ann-Helén Laestadius, (List Price: $18.99, Scribner, 9781668007167, January 2023)
Reviewed by Stuart McCommon, Novel. in Memphis, Tennessee