Between 2 countries, finding a place to belong

Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’ and Claes in Iowa

When the movie Brooklyn with Saoirse Ronan came out a few years ago, I was immediately curious. Because it was about moving from one country to another. In this case, a young woman leaving her native Ireland for Brooklyn, in the early 1950s.

Could that story have anything in common with my experiences, moving from Sweden to Iowa in the 1970s?