My Sister's Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin's Siberia

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Price
$26.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
Pages
312
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780299308506

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About the Author

Donna Solecka Urbikas was born in Coventry, England, and immigrated with her parents and sister to Chicago in 1952. After careers as a high school science teacher and environmental engineer, she is now a writer, realtor, and community volunteer. She lives in Chicago with her husband.

Reviews

This stunning, heartfelt memoir looks unflinchingly at the scars borne by one Polish immigrant family as their daughter tries to become a normal American girl in Chicago. A gripping study of family dynamics, this is also a must-read for World War II history buffs. Leonard Kniffel, author of A Polish Son in the Motherland"
Superbly records the bitter suffering both of victims of the Soviet Gulag and of displaced emigrants. And, we witness the enormous problems of traumatized parents in connecting and sharing their experiences with their American-raised children. In this context, Donna s teenage tragedy of failing to make the cheerleading squad is particularly poignant. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, author of Between Nazis and Soviets"
A primer for all who seek to understand the harrowing journey of Poles during this fateful period. Allen Paul, author of Katyn: Stalin s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth"
"This stunning, heartfelt memoir looks unflinchingly at the scars borne by one Polish immigrant family as their daughter tries to become a normal American girl in Chicago. A gripping study of family dynamics, this is also a must-read for World War II history buffs."--Leonard Kniffel, author of A Polish Son in the Motherland
"Superbly records the bitter suffering both of victims of the Soviet Gulag and of displaced emigrants. And, we witness the enormous problems of traumatized parents in connecting and sharing their experiences with their American-raised children. In this context, Donna's teenage 'tragedy' of failing to make the cheerleading squad is particularly poignant."--Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, author of Between Nazis and Soviets
"A primer for all who seek to understand the harrowing journey of Poles during this fateful period."--Allen Paul, author of Katyn: Stalin's Massacre and the Triumph of Truth
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