Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A nonfiction novel written by a Johnsburg patron
By: Joanna Puciata
Genre: adult nonfiction
3 out of 5
I heard about and chose to read this book because the author is a patron at the library I work. It’s a true story about her childhood living in Poland, plus the difficultly of living with a Down Syndrome sister in a society that doesn’t accept that individuals with disabilities should be treated as normal. It definitely opened my eyes to the socialistic government in Poland. I never knew that Poland was ruled in such a manner and could be that controlling of their people. Although it had to be difficult leaving your country and family I see why Puciata made the difficult choice. I enjoyed the artwork included, drawn by Kasia, Puciata’s sister, but also wanted more of the story. Including, but not limited to, how Puciata became high school sweethearts with her husband since he was a different nationality. Why did he live in Poland? I felt the book ended too abruptly. Maybe a sequel?