Posted by: irenesroth | April 11, 2014

Book Review: Too Early for FLowers-First Published on Blogcritics

Too Early for Flowers: The Story of a Polio Mother
Kurt Sipolski
Book Review

This is a memoir like no other that I have read in the recent past. It is inspiring, sad and breathtaking in places. It kept me glued to the pages.


Iris is the heroine in this book. It is through her that her son and family that she learns the importance of perseverance hope, and trying to be your best, regardless of what falls your way. I learned so much about polio and how it plagued people in the early part of the 1900’s. We take all of our medical advancements for granted, and we need to really thank our medical practitioners for coming up with cures for these devastating diseases.


This is a story about a boy who contracted polio and who had a mother, Iris, who would not consider him any less than anyone else. She never considered him disabled, and never considered him to be different. What a GREAT message for us all! As a matter of fact Iris had so much admiration for her sons. She was so proud of them and she always showed her pride. She even learned some things from them. Now, what parent would admit to learning something from their children?


Kurt is a great dramatic writer. He has written a memoir that cannot be put down. It is a book that you will want to read over and over again because of its inspiring message and the perseverance and love that all the family members shows to each other. What a wonderful gift to honour your mother! Thank you Kurt for such a wonderful memoir!


I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read memoirs. This is a memoir like no other. I also recommend this book for history lovers and for people who would like to know what the world was like in the early 1900’s.


Rating: 5 Stars


Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth





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