Season 5, Episode 19

Two sisters reminisce in poetry and prose as they return to the family farm and share the triumphs and trials of their immigrant forbears.

Candace Simar and Angela Foster walk viewers around the farm, which the family lost due to ill health in 1970, and across to the nearby graveyard to tell a remarkable story of courage and forbearance that will strike a chord with many who are descended from immigrants. Common Ground joined the ladies on a trip to the Tordenskjold farm last summer.

Simar and Foster published the memoir Farm Girls in 2013, both authors have other published works. Simar has written a string of historical novels set in northern Minnesota, Foster received the Carol Bly Award in Creative Nonfiction from Bemidji State University in 2006 and teaches creative writing. Both women speak frequently to inspire other writers.

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