Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Pasulka spent most of her childhood in a farming township in Central Illinois. She is a graduate of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Biography: Brigid Pasulka was born and raised in rural Illinois and has lived in Poland, Russia, Germany and Italy. She currently teaches English at a Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago.
'''''A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True'''''
- -- Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2010
- -- Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection '''''The Sun and Other Stars'''''
- -- Indie Next Pick, February 2014
- -- Editor's Choice, Chicago Tribune
- -- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
Brigid Pasulka on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=brigid+pasulka
|A long, long time ago and essentially true
ISBN: 9780547336282 OCLC: 441152717 Mariner Books, Boston ; 2010, ©2009. Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Kraków, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future.
|A long, long time ago and essentially true /
ISBN: 0547055072 OCLC: 276228946 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston : 2009. Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Kraków, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future.
|The sun and other stars /
ISBN: 1451667116 OCLC: 806291787 Simon & Schuster, New York : 2014, ©2013. Adrift in a soccer-obsessed seaside village on the Italian Riviera, a young man who has recently lost his mother and brother struggles to bond with his emotionally absent father before being drawn into the world of a scandalous soccer star and his tough-love sister.
|The sun and other stars :
ISBN: 9781451667127 OCLC: 892938876 In the seaside town of San Benedetto, soccer (or calcio) is more than just a sport: it's an obsession. Twenty-two-year-old Etto, however, couldn't care less about soccer. His beloved twin brother Luca, a rising soccer star, died tragically in a motorcycle accident, and their Californian mother, unable to cope with her grief, drowned herself on the anniversary of Luca's death. This has left Etto alone to tend the butcher shop--where his father barely seems to take in his presence and entrusts him with only the most basic tasks. But then Yuri Fil, a Ukrainian soccer star who Etto's father idolizes, takes refuge from the paparazzi in a nearby villa, and Etto accidentally falls into Yuri's orbit--and that of Yuri's beautiful and tough sister, Zhuki. Under their influence, he begins to learn a few life lessons: that the game of soccer might not be a total waste of time, that he might not in fact be a total loser--and that San Benedetto, his father, love, and life itself might have more to offer him than he would have ever believed possible.