"Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow." Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback, out 1/27/15.
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Pulitzer Prize winner and author conveys cross cultural conflict in the 1660's through a fictional account based loosely on the 1st Wampanoag Native to graduate from Harvard (1965).