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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:226
  • eBook ISBN:9781617927034

Seeds

A Memoir

by Sasha Vukelja

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Overview
SEEDS is the true story of how a young woman and her mother, under the watchful eye of Communists, escape from Yugoslavia to a new life in America. Sasha quietly pursues her childhood dream of becoming a physician. But she must overcome poverty, language barriers, discrimination - and her mother's disapproval. After an unforeseen tragedy, Sasha has to find the courage to continue her unlikely journey to becoming one of the most respected oncologists in America.
Description
SEEDS is the true story of how a young woman and her mother, under the watchful eye of Communists, escape from Yugoslavia to a new life in America. In this incredible account, Sasha and her mother walk out of a Yugoslav prison and into the open arms of strangers across Europe who shelter them for years at a time. They finally arrive in America with only a few suitcases of clothes, her mother's rolled-up paintings and a handful of English words. Living in a roach-infested Manhattan hotel - without jobs, family or friends - the refugees realize their fight for survival has only just begun. Sasha quietly pursues her childhood dream of becoming a physician. But she must overcome poverty, language barriers, discrimination - and her mother's disapproval. With the accidental discovery of Sasha's secret plans, her daughter's newfound independence threatens to tear the two apart and destroy everyone's dreams. After an unforeseen tragedy, Sasha must find the courage to continue her unlikely journey to becoming one of the most respected oncologists in America.
About the author
Dr. Sasha Vukelja is known to her patients simply as "Dr. V." The V stands for "Victory," a reference to her determination as an oncologist to fight for her patients who are diagnosed with cancer. She and her husband have two children and they reside in Tyler, Texas.
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