My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia
by Donna Solecka Urbikas
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