Jewel Hart, contributor
The author recounts the seven-decade Saga of her 1956 Hungarian Refugee family, as a memoir presented in “Story Form,” with historical perspective. Jozsef F. Bognar, a renowned musician and Freedom Fighter, with a death sentence inflicted upon him by the Soviet Army, makes a death-defying escape with his wife and baby daughter (the author of this book), seeking a small bridge, shrouded amidst swampy marshland, whose rickety planks wait to lead the family into a vast void called “Freedom.” With heartrending detail, the author recounts the atrocities suffered by her “child-parents” in World War II Hungary, and the brutality inflicted upon the Hungarian people as the 1956 Revolution shattered their world. In America, the family faces countless formidable enemies – Ethnic persecution, destitution, communal conflict, and family dissent. Pure Love is the only power strong enough to carry them through the turbulent tides ebbing away at the foundation of their lives. But is the family’s love powerful enough, strong enough, to sustain them through the bittersweet journey ahead? Only the torrents of time would tell … In the shadow of today’s turbulent world events of cultural inequity, national rebellion, family discourse, and the omnipresent, magnificent power of Love Everlasting, this True Telling is mesmerizing and inspirational.