Ronald Balson

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Book Expo America – Books of Poland – 57th Street Books – May 11th

11224086_249727215375868_1817204381316789615_oDon’t miss this fascinating conversation between Agata Tuszynska, one of Poland’s most admired writers and historians, as she discusses her acclaimed new memoir, Family History of Fear, a wrenching journey in search of memory and identity with Ron Balson, a Chicago litigator, adjunct professor, and author of several novels about World War II including Saving Sophie, Once We Were Brothers, and the forthcoming Karolina’s Twins. They will be joined by author and award-winning journalist Greg Archer, whose latest book, Grace Revealed: A Memoir, chronicles his Polish family’s odyssey surviving Stalin’s wrath during the 1940s. Together they will discuss the memories of a painful chapter still present today and the journey ordinary families in Poland must confront as they come to terms with the the past. Book signing to follow. Participants: Agata Tuszynska, Ron Balson, and Greg Archer. Free and Open to the Public. Books on sale from 57th Street Books.

Two weeks into Saving Sophie’s launch and great reviews are coming


This fast-paced, globe-spanning thriller takes readers from Hawaii to Hebron.

This exciting, information-packed novel is almost bursting at the seams of its ambition. In it, author Ronald H. Balson orchestrates several intersecting storylines that cover a broad geographical, generational, and geopolitical span.