Rick Zednik's (SHS '89) book "A Country Lost, Then Found: Discovering My Father's Slovakia" & Scarsdale

A multi-generational memoir that tracks my Slovak family, whose story closely mirrors the 20th century history of Slovakia itself. Significant parts of the story are set in Scarsdale: not only his own upbringing there (careful readers will get a reference to former SJHS science teacher Nate Sloane's classroom), but also his mother's upbringing and his parents' wedding at St James the Less. (Three photos in the book were taken in Scarsdale.) Plus, the cover was designed by SHS '89 classmate John Lin.

"A Country Lost, Then Found: Discovering My Father's Slovakia" is a multi-generational memoir that tracks my Slovak family, whose story closely mirrors the 20th century history of Slovakia itself. Readers are calling it "deeply engaged journalism" that "does a fabulous job of weaving a personal narrative with powerful historic events." The book will officially launch in the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday (Jan 30), at an event hosted by former Slovak Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan. 

Significant parts of the story are set in Scarsdale: not only my own upbringing there (careful readers will get a reference to former SJHS science teacher Nate Sloane's classroom), but also my mother's upbringing and my parents' wedding at St James the Less. (Three photos in the book were taken in Scarsdale.) Plus, the cover was designed by SHS '89 classmate John Lin.

The book is available in both paperback and Kindle formats fromAmazon.com.

Best regards,

Rick Zednik, SHS '89 
Rue de l'Orme 15
Brussels, Belgium