Journey to Polonia, Book One, The Polish Americans
Geraldine Prusko, author
This debut novel describes the lives of Polish immigrants who came to the United States at the end of the 19th century, starting new lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The book is set in the 1960s, but it also highlights the history of Poland in the late 1800s, when it existed mainly in the minds of its people because the country did not exist. Like the narrator’s ancestors, Poles found community in the Milwaukee neighborhoods and Roman Catholic churches where they could speak their language and follow Polish customs. A second book, already in progress, will show how the lives of Polish American families unfold in their adopted country.