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Patricia Sandberg
Patricia Sandberg lived as a baby in a tent-house, grew up surrounded by uranium, and for a while, was a securities and mining lawyer. Her grandparents were Swedish. Johan Ferdinand Sandberg was born in Sjalevad, then lived in Domsjo. His parents and grandparents were born in Vasterbotten. The family surname also changed. In the early 1800s it was Hakansson and then was changed to Sparrman. Family legend says there were too many Sparrmans and so the name was changed to Sandberg. Frida Alida Lindberg was born 1896 in Undersaker, Jamtland. When she came to Canada, she changed the spelling of her name to Freda – so they were Freda and Fred. Her grandparents on her father’s side were from Vasternorrland. Her mother’s family came from Orkendalen, Rade and Tune in Ostfold, Norway. Patricia's book, Sun Dogs and Yellowcake, tells the story of a Cold War uranium mining town that residents said was ‘the best place they ever lived’. Sun Dogs won two international book awards, and was shortlisted for two Canadian awards. Her website is: