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Author Donna Urbikas presents her memoir, MY …

October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Local Author Donna Urbikas at Lake Forest Book Store

Join us at Lake Forest Book Store in welcoming local author Donna Urbikas, author of My Sister’s Mother

MY SISTER’S MOTHER: A MEMOIR OF WAR, EXILE, AND STALIN’s SIBERIA
University of Wisconsin Press  $26.95
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Books available for purchase and signing

Register at 847-234-4420

 

Donna Solecka Urbikas grew up in the Midwest during the golden years of the American century. But her Polish-born mother and half sister had endured dehumanizing conditions during World War II, as slave laborers in Siberia. War and exile created a profound bond between mother and older daughter, one that Donna would struggle to find with either of them. In 1940, Janina Ślarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their small family farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia with hundreds of thousands of others. So began their odyssey of hunger, disease, cunning survival, desperate escape across a continent, and new love amidst terrible circumstances. But in the 1950s, baby boomer Donna yearns for a “normal” American family while Janina and Mira are haunted by the past. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history and her own survivor’s story, finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.

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Date:
October 4, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.lakeforestbookstore.com

Organizer

Lake Forest Book Store
Phone:
847-234-4420
Email:
Colleen@lakeforestbookstore.com
Website:
www.lakeforestbookstore.com

Venue

Lake Forest Book Store
680 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States
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Phone:
847-234-4420
Website:
lakeforestbookstore.com