In Dear Unforgettable Brother, Jane Torness Rasmussen, the great-granddaughter of Lars Stavig, introduces readers to the Stavig family letters.
These brothers grew up on the Norwegian west coast. Lars Stavig, born in 1844, emigrated to America with his wife and three sons in 1876, while Knut Stavig, born in 1851, decided to stay on the farm where they were raised.
Though their paths never cross again, Lars and his brother stayed in touch by writing letters back and forth for over 5 decades.
While their correspondence reflects the challenges faced by familys in both Norway and America, it also is a testament to the persistence of their heirs in preserving the family letters and sharing their story.