The story concerns two Swedish peasants, Karl-Oskar and his wife Kristina, who emigrate to the United States from the south of Sweden with their children and some friends during the famine of 1848. After a difficult journey, they arrive in Minnesota and start a new life. They manage to survive in their new country but Kristina still longs for her homeland. In the end she dies after a difficult pregnancy with her loyal husband beside her.
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