Elise Halverson-Thorpe thought she knew her mother. But when her oldest brother attempts suicide, dark secrets are about to be revealed. Agnieszka Halverson must now tell her children a past she has kept from them.
As a child in the seventies, she hears her talented, lusty grandaunt Jola, a concert pianist in Poland, give a piano recital. Agnieszka discovers a passion for music. Jola hones her talent and feeds her dreams. But too poor to continue her training, her dreams of being like her grandaunt are shattered. And her thorny relationship with her mother worsens.
Agnieszka meets Lenny Weisz and they fall in love, renewing her hopes for happiness. But forces beyond their control end their love.
Her family—weighed down by its roots—casts her aside. Can music and memories of her first love help Agnieszka make a life for herself all alone? Can she rise from the losses she has suffered and get a second chance at happiness?
A tale of a mother’s youthful dreams, thwarted and renewed amidst the exciting promise of the 70s.
Hello, Agnieszka! has been written so it can be read on its own.