In Conversation: Donna Urbikas and Linda Kass

Monday, August 29, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion between two authors whose new books both explore how World War II affected their families' lives in what was, at the start of the war, eastern Poland. In her new memoir, My Sister's MotherDonna Urbikas explores the story of how her Polish-born mother and half-sister endured dehumanizing conditions as slave laborers in Siberia at the hands of the Soviets--a story that reverberated in her own, much more "normal" life growing up in the American Midwest. Linda Kass's novel Tasa's Song is a fictionalized story about a young violin prodigy based on her Jewish family's experiences at the hands of both the Soviets and the Germans--especially her mother's--seeking a place of safety as the dangers mount on two fronts, until their only hope for survival is a friend's underground bunker.


Event date: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201