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Donna Urbikas: My Sister's Mother - A Book Promotion

Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 4:00pm

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"Donna Urbikas has written a detailed account of her mother's exile to Siberia during World War Two and also her struggles to build a new life in America. Her book is a primer for all who seek to understand the harrowing journey of the Poles during this fateful period." –Allen Paul, Author of Katyn: Stalin's Massacre and the Triumph of Truth

"This heartfelt memoir looks unflinchingly at the scars born by one Polish immigrant family as their British-born daughter tries to become a normal American girl in Chicago. Coming to terms with a sister and parents who survived the nightmare of deportation and starvation in Siberia during the Second World War, Donna Urbikas has written a stunning book, partly taken from interviews with her mother, whose wounds never really healed. A gripping study of family dynamics, this is also a must-read for World War II history buffs."—Leonard Kniffel, former editor of American Libraries, magazine of the American Library Association, and Author of A Polish Son in the Motherland: An American's Journey Home

"If one has never read a story of a human tigress protecting her cubs, born years apart and an ocean away, then My Sister's Mother, authored by Donna Urbikas, is the one to read."—Wesley Adamczyk, Author of When God Looked the Other Way: An Odyssey of War, Exile, and Redemption

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