Local writer and reviewer Michael Sobota spent time this holiday season with SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR, and wrote a review for the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal.
An excerpt: "One of the gifts in his writing is a wry, dry sense of humour. Another is his ability to capture the voice of differently aged characters, both in how they speak and how they listen, which accurately differentiates their emotional ages. Above all other themes, Blomstrom explores the changing nature of families and their internal relationships. He shows us that families are more than our blood relations but also our logical ones. He writes with both confidence and insight about their lives and the periods they lived in. This is a splendid, engaging historical novel. Highly recommended."
The full review is here.