A Polish Son in the Motherland is a search for roots and for reasons why one family's ties were severed. It reveals what half a century of communism did to Poland and how the residue of World War II lingers. The story becomes an investigation into the relationship between mothers and the legacy they give their sons.
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Leonard Kniffel is the editor and publisher of American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association. Born and raised in Michigan, he holds masters degrees in English and library science from Wayne State University in Detroit. He now lives and works in Chicago.
..." this book goes beyond personal memoir. By evoking the history, culture, and landscape of Poland, Kniffel writes of a people filled with heartbreaking loss and deep resilience. ... His journey becomes our journey: one of self-discovery and hope, one of longing and reconciliation, the one that truly matters."
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