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Martha Ostenso (1900–1963)

Martha Ostenso was a Norwegian-born American author, screenwriter, poet and teacher, who with her parents, Sigurd and Olina (née Tungeland) Ostenso, immigrated to United States around 1902. She was raised in small towns across North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba, Canada. While still a teenager she taught school in Manitoba before attending the ... See full bio »

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After the Harvest
Sister Kenny
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Ruf der Wildgänse
Wild Geese
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 2001 After the Harvest (TV Movie) (novel "Wild Geese")
 1961 Ruf der Wildgänse (novel)
 1946 Sister Kenny (in collaboration with)
 1927 Wild Geese (novel)

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Was a school teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada when she wrote the novel Wild Geese (1927).

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