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Maps and Shadows

News, Reviews & Events — 2011

 This page contains News, Reviews & Events from 2011 dealing with Maps and Shadows, either in whole or in part. It is a subset of the complete year listings to be found in the News, Reviews & Events Archive under Media Room in the main menu.


 

HartfordCourantDecember 22, 2011 - Maps and Shadows in the Hartford Courant - "Krysia Jopek: This poet from Windsor published her first novel, "Maps and Shadows" (Aquila Polonica, S14.95), based on her family being deported during WWII from Poland to Siberia and then making their way to Persia, Africa and the United States." Read the entry online or pdf...

 

mapsandshadows-coverartDecember 14, 2011 - Windsor, CT - Author Krysia Jopek at Book Discussion Group - Krysia Jopek, author of Maps and Shadows, was the special guest at a book discussion group hosted by Mary and John Bosch about her book. Krysia's father Henry Jopeck and Aunt Helen Zasada, whose experiences during World War II were the inspiration for the book, were also invited guests—they were able to answer questions and talk with the members of the discussion group who had all read the book.

 

krysia bookjacket-rresizedmaps-and-shadows-barnes-and-nobleDecember 11, 2011 - Holyoke, MA - Author Krysia Jopek at Barnes & Noble - Krysia Jopek, author of Maps and Shadows, reads from and talks about her book at Barnes & Noble in Holyoke, MA.

 

 

 

 

JasonFranzen-WahingtonDCDec2-4-2011-001-rNatlCouncilSocialStudiesDecember 2-4, 2011 - Washington, D.C. - Polish Perspectives at National Council for Social Studies - Maps and Shadows was among the Aquila Polonica titles exhibited in the Polish Perspectives booth at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Council for Social Studies, held December 2-4, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

 

 

November 19, 2011 - Radio Vice Online RadioViceOnline- Steve McGough writes a review on author Krysia Jopek’s book Maps and Shadows. Read the review online or pdf ...

 

aquilapolonicabooth1-pict0024-rNovember 17–20, 2011 - ASEEES Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. - 2011 marked our second year exhibiting at the ASEEES Annual Convention (ASEEES is the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, in case you wondered). This year we were in the nation's capital, which gave us a wonderful opportunity to connect with the Polish Embassy and other Washington-area friends. All of the titles which we'd released by the time of the conference, including Maps and Shadows, were on display and available for sale. More... 

 

 

maps-shadows-windsor-library-20110915-09maps-shadows-windsor-library-20110915-03 October 20, 2011 - Windsor, CT - Windsor Public Library - author Krysia Jopek discussed her novel Maps and Shadows with an audience of more than forty people at the Windsor Public Library. Her faher Henry Jopeck was in attendance, and able to answer questions. In this stunning debut work based on her family's experience during World War II, Krysia, a multi-published poet who currently teaches English at Westfield State University, takes a fresh stylistic approach to storytelling—writing from four points of view, she fuses a minimalist narrative with lush lyricism. Winner of the Silver Award for Historical Fiction at the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards, the premier awards competition in independent publishing.

 

cosmopolitanreviewaqp logo web address-2010-10-20-rFall 2011 - Cosmopolitan Review reviews Maps and Shadows—and has a few nice things to say about Aquila Polonica, too! - "Every new book published by Aquila Polonica is an event. Here at CR we watch for the latest book, eagerly awaiting our copy," says Cosmopolitan Review!  The review of Maps and Shadows by Krysia Jopek begins by noting that the novel was "inspired by her family’s history, and also by the necessity to give voice to a generation that was forcibly silenced...a gentle book." Read the review online or pdf...

 

 mapsandshadowscover-benfranklinaward-2011-7-20September 28, 2011 - Norwich, CT - The Otis Library Evening Book Discussion Group - Author Krysia Jopek discussed her novel Maps and Shadows, which was Otis Library's September Book Discussion Selection.  More...

 

 

 

303squadron-coverart mapsandshadows-coverartMay 23-26, 2011 - New York City - Book Expo America - Aquila Polonica books 303 Squadron and Maps and Shadows showcased at National Book Network booth at 2011 BEA.ibpa-benfranklinaward-label-goldblack

 

 

May 23, 2011 - Aquila Polonica Press Release -"Aquila Polonica Books Win Four 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards: 303 Squadron Scores Gold Award for Best History Book, Silver Award for Design," announcing win of a Gold and three Silver Awards for 303 Squadron, The Ice Road and Maps and Shadows. Read the press release...

 

May 23, 2011 - Bringing Home the GOLD (and the SILVER)! - 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards -- Aquila Polonica books won one gold and three silver awards at the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards, the premier awards competition in independent publishing, on Monday night, May 23, in New York City. More...

 

 aqp logo web address-2010-10-20-rMay 5, 2011 - Aquila Polonica Press Release - "Aquila Polonica Books Named Finalists in 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards: Independent Publisher's WWII Novel, Memoir and History Titles Honored in Four Categories," re: 303 Squadron (History, and Interior Design:1-2 Color), The Ice Road (Autobiography/Memoir), and Maps and Shadows (Historical Fiction). Read the press release...

 

CableInterviewKrysiaThumbnailApril 19, 2011 - Cable TV host Zita Christian interviews author Krysia Jopek - Zita Christian, host of the cable TV show "Page 1 with Zita Christian" interviews Krysia Jopek, author of Maps and Shadows. Watch an excerpt from the interview...

 

FatherAuntZitaThumbnailApril 19, 2011 - Cable TV host Zita Christian interviews Henry Jopeck & Helen Zasada - Zita Christian, host of the cable TV show "Full Bloom with Zita Christian" interviews author Krysia Jopek's father Henry Jopeck and her aunt Helen Zasada, whose World War II experiences inspired Jopek to write her novel Maps and Shadows. Watch an excerpt from the interview...

 

 

mapsandshadows-coverartMarch 31, 2011 - Reminder News - Feature article on Maps and Shadows by Krysia Jopek. Read the article in online pdf or print pdf...

 

 

RoseCityReadermapsandshadows-coverartMarch 5, 2011 - Rose City Reader reviews Maps and Shadows - "An incredible story...a compelling look at how war affects ordinary people," says the Rose City Reader about Maps and Shadows. Read the review online or pdf...

 

 

DSCF0186MinnesotaMarch3-4-2011-3-15-RMinnesotaCouncilforSocialStudiesMarch 3-4, 2011 - Rochester, MN - Polish Perspectives at the Minnesota Council for Social Studies - Maps and Shadows was among the Aquila Polonica titles exhibited at the Polish Perspectives booth at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Minnesota Council for Social Studies held March 3-4, 2011 in Rochester, MN.

 

 

 

WritingPolishDiasporaFebruary 21, 2011 - Maps and Shadows reviewed by Writing the Polish Diaspora -- "Combines her own gift for lyricism with a straightforward narrative style that demands you keep reading," says John Guzlowski, reviewing Maps and Shadows for his blog Writing the Polish Diaspora. Read the review online or pdf...

 

 

assnofjewishlibrariesmapsandshadows-coverartFebruary/March 2011 - Association of Jewish Libraries - The Association of Jewish Libraries reviews Maps and Shadows by Krysia Jopek, concluding that the book is "a terrifying experience given a very human face," and recommends it for teenagers as well as adults. Read the review...

 

 

WritingPolishDiasporaFebruary 21, 2011 - Maps and Shadows reviewed by Writing the Polish Diaspora -- "Combines her own gift for lyricism with a straightforward narrative style that demands you keep reading," says John Guzlowski, reviewing Maps and Shadows for his blog Writing the Polish Diaspora. Read the review online or pdf...

 

 

 BieganskitheBlogmapsandshadows-coverartFebruary 18, 2011 - Maps and Shadows reviewed in Bieganski the Blog - "Intimate, spare, elegantly written and deeply moving...an important book," says reviewer Danusha Goska about Maps and Shadows by Krysia Jopek, in Beiganski the Blog. Read the review online or pdf...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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