I am delighted that my novella, "Too Early for Flowers" has been optioned for screen rights. Even when writing the novella, I always could see this saga as a film about an important and untold part of America....the story of the brave, young polio moms.
Since I was two and in leg braces, my mother devoted herself to the daily exercises to strengthen my polio leg, and reinforced a little boy's physical and social confidence. She taught me that everything is in reach, but I just have to reach higher than most boys.
She inspired me to explore all that life offered, and to see the world. Many years later, I knew I was able to give her the same kind of comfort and encouragement at the end of her life.
I hope readers will be inspired by this lovely, rare woman.
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Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother
by Kurt Sipolski
Published: August 12, 2014.
FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED MEMOIR:
Too ambitious for her small Illinois town, Iris is determined to see the world with Washington, DC as the first stop, right before WWII. Her plans are curtailed when she marries a handsome young soldier and they have two boys. Tragically widowed and back home, her younger in braces from polio, Iris prepares herself for the challenges ahead.
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