Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Author: Donna Solecka Urbikas
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-5754
In the 1950s, baby boomer Donna Solecka Urbikas grew up in the American Midwest yearning for a "normal" American family. But during World War II, her Polish-born mother and half sister had endured hunger, disease, and desperate escape from slave labor 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 this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history and her own survivor's story, finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.