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In the spring of 1941, a 17 year old girl living in Soviet-occupied eastern Poland is arrested by the Russian secret police and sent with her infant son to a labor camp in Siberia. Her name: Danuta Buczak. Her crime: being the wife of a Polish army lieutenant.

She will see her husband sentenced to be executed. She will bury her child on a Siberian hillside. But her defiant
Paperback, 347 pages
Published January 2013 by CreateSpace
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Diane Laney Fitzpatrick
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I picked up "Danuta" by John Koenig when I really didn’t have any business getting engrossed in a novel. But I was traveling and thought I’d read during takeoff and then get back to my laptop as soon as the captain's orders were announced. I picked up "Danuta," started reading and was halfway across the country before I looked up from the pages. I was hooked.

The story itself is fascinating: the true tale of a Polish teenager who survives the Nazi invasion only to fall victim to the Soviet
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I'm a veteran journalist and recently published my first novel, Danuta. The novel was inspired by the real-life saga of a Polish girl who, in 1941, was arrested by the Soviet secret police and sent with her infant son to a labor camp in Siberia.

The early years of my journalism career were devoted to investigative work, chasing crooked cops and drug dealers. After marriage and parenthood, I
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