- Great-grandmother and great-granddaughter relationship,
- New life,
- Young family life,
Mirjana Vincic Katic
To Mitra Milutinovic, family is everything. After taking a fall in her family home, ninety-year-old Mitra decides to uproot herself for the last stage of her life and move into Maple Retirement Place. Though her family is devasted, they respect the matriarch of their family and help her with this new transition. Mitra slowly begins to settle into her environment as her great-granddaughter, Sofija, visits Mitra every week, not satisfied that her partner-in-crime has left her home. Sofija begins to reflect on their conversations and decides to write her baba’s biography. Each visit brings more questions about Mitra’s childhood in the former Yugoslavia and the love story of her great-grandparents, leading to night-long conversations about the difference in generational traditions. While Mitra delves into her past, images of her husband, Petar, and the life they made for themselves in this new country flood her memory. Though longing to be with him, she is determined to focus on her new family at Maple Retirement Place while keeping a watchful eye on her children. Yet, when a sudden illness rocks the foundation of her family, Mitra’s faith is shaken. She prays that the strength and love she and Petar created as a family will reach beyond her children's generations to comfort the next. Baba's Story celebrates Mitra's immigration to Canada and how the next generations of her family flourish in the country she now calls home.
When Mirjana Vinčić Katić is not writing, she enjoys gardening, playing chess and cards. Her second novel, Baba’s Story, was inspired by events in her life, and the journey of immigrating to Canada.
- Mirjana Vincic Katic