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Stranger Than Fiction
Donna Solecka Urbikas
My Sister’s Mother

Paul Berlanga speaks with Donna Solecka Urbikas about her book, My Sister’s Mother. 

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.

My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia
by Donna Solecka Urbikas
$26.95
Air Date/Time August 1, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 312p., hardcover

In 1940, Janina Slarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia. 

In the 1950s, younger daughter Donna yearns for a “normal” American life. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history,  finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.

Finalist, Best Traditional Non-Fiction Book, Chicago Writers Association

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