"Evokes a loving nostalgia for a closeness now lost."—Chicago TribuneEvery family has its secrets. But toward the end of his life, George decides to tell his daughter the story of his mother and the Turk. This initial revelation leads to a narrative tour de force that follows a family through four generations and around the world—through love, marriage, and betrayal, through illness, death, and war. Mary Helen Stefaniak's charming and flawed characters and the warmth of her prose will stay with readers long after they close the book. Reading group guide included.
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That much becomes obvious when we jump ahead a few years ti find that Agnes has taken her children and gone to live with Josef in Milwaukee, and Tas manages to make his way to Wisconsin to visit her.| Read Full Review of The Turk and My Mother: A Novel
Storytelling is at the heart of Stefaniak's (Self Storage and Other Stories ) lovingly crafted volume of three interwoven family tales (subtitled "A Novel"), which captures the history of a Croatian-American family settled in Milwaukee after World War I.| Read Full Review of The Turk and My Mother: A Novel
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