Friday, September 01, 2023

Aleksandra today 99


A woman of thousands! Strong and through a lot in her life. My mother, she turned 99 today. Do you readers of this post want to know more about my mother? Go to the bookstore and buy the book written by Lisa Weeda named Aleksandra. Lisa Weeda travels to Luhansk on behalf of her ninety-four-year-old grandmother Aleksandra, in search of the grave of her uncle Kolya, who has disappeared since 2015. Lisa manages to brave the border post of the war zone and in her flight she tumbles back in time. She ends up in the palace of the Soviets, where her great-grandfather Nikolaj has been waiting for Aleksandra since his own death in 1953. After Aleksandra's deportation to Germany in 1942, he never saw her again. Together with Nikolaj, Lisa wanders through the palace, this limbo where Kolja is also hiding, and brings the history of her Don Cossack family to life.

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