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The Long Trek to Solola
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0936015349, Paperback)Inga Solonevich and her husband, Yura, managed to live, love, and cope with three dictators of the 20th Century -- Stalin, Hitler, and Peron. As they struggled to survive in the midst of war and power politics on three continents, fortune sometimes smiled on them in surprising, even humorous ways.
Inga tells of their trek in her unique English (her fourth language). From a mansion in Finland to borrowed apartments or displaced-person camps in Germany to a country cottage in Argentina and a four-story walk-up apartment in New York City (as confining to the spirit as the chains of a dictator), their dream was to live in a place where mountains and a river meet. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the City of Roanoke, Virginia became the goal via a tired station wagon and a home-made trailer, their last cross-country trek that followed Ura and Va's escape on foot from prison camp in the Soviet Union and the family's escape -- via horses, wagon, and bicycles -- with six million others, from the advancing Russian army in eastern Germany in 1945. They found their Solola, and have lived there for some 30 years. For their 25th anniversary, Inga gave Yura a self-portrait, saying, 'I checked in a mirror and I put in every wrinkle.' Her strength and lovable warm spirit shine throughout this chronicle.
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