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RESILIENCE is a fascinating account of a Polish refugee family during World War II and how determination and courage can help us succeed despite the odds. Karl is an unassuming young man in a tiny Polish village in the late 1930s. After tragedy strikes his family, Karl and his mother, Parisian by birth, who taught Karl French and play classical piano music, decide to travel to Paris, where Karl can fulfill his dream of becoming a classical concert pianist. The voyage to Paris is the start of a long and arduous journey for Karl, driven by his dream of becoming a skilled classical pianist and coloured by tragedy and joy. Readers of RESILIENCE will appreciate Karl’s strength to overcome many setbacks and ponder on the experiences that have shaped their lives.

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