"Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother" takes the reader on a journey from Streator, Illinois to Sydney, Australia, to Paris, France and back again."
Palm Desert, California (PRWEB) October 07, 2015
The inspiring novella, "Too Early for Flowers" brings the strength and emotion of an America woman to view during October, Polio Awareness Month which culminates in World Polio Day the 23rd.
Palm Desert, California writer and polio survivor Kurt Sipolski has written an Ebook which may be the only account of the decades-long saga the tragedy of polio brought to an American family.
"Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother" is based on the published memoir I wrote after I gave the eulogy for my mother," Sipolski said.
The novella follows Iris, a beautiful, idealistic teenager in 1940 working as a secretary at the Pentagon who is shocked to see the powerful FDR in a wheelchair. Years later, her two-year-old son contracts polio. She is forced to confront her own demons, and ultimately life comes full circle when the adult son returns to care for her after a stroke.
It takes the reader on an international journey from Streator, Illinois to Sydney, Australia, to Paris, France and back again.
"Polio Moms had to balance optimism with pragmatism. They had to heal mind, body and soul. A big job for a young woman, and way before the Internet and talk shows and Facebook to share feelings and get advice. I know for a fact it can help mothers who may face similar challenges today with a child who feels 'different' for any reason.
"Flowers" is less than 100 pages. I went the Indie route and haven't been disappointed," Sipolski continued.
"I think in this age of Twitter, people like a good, short read.
"Hollywood was immediately interested in this unique drama. Screen rights were optioned by a beautiful young actress to produce and star. Also, I was asked to come to Maine to read from it at a Wounded Warriors seminar. I know it made an impression on the disabled Vets. Last year, I was asked to come to Paris to read from it, and several times to Rotary clubs in the Palm Springs area.
"The polio holocaust was a terrifying, unifying time for the world, and as victims and caregivers are mostly gone, I can't let their stories die, too."