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I actually hate to read but this is one book I am glad i did.
A great narrative book written by Joy Kogawa who leads the readers through the events of Japanese Internment during WWII based on her personal experiences.
On the other hand, I did not quite like the way this story was told, and had a hard time getting through the entire book.
I am still reading this book, but so far it's an interesting read. It doesn't maintain my interest sometimes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by jb
A wonderful read, filled with deep sociocultural commentary, vivid imagery of the struggles of World War II -- and modern -- North American Japanese individuals. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Matthew Farrar
HISTORIC FICTION GIVING INSIGHT INTO THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE AT THAT TIME IN HISTORY. JOY KOGAWA MAKES THE CHARACTERS REAL.Published 21 months ago by Sharon M
This is a wonderful story. My complaint is I paid quite a bit for a hardcover that was very cheaply made. That is disappointing. Read morePublished 23 months ago by MoiMeme
If you are looking for a fast-paced, action-packed adventure, this is not your book. While a lot does happen, things are revealed in an unemotional, almost detached manner. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Hogwasher
Joy Kogawa's Obasan opened me up to a history I barely even knew existed--that of the Japanese Canadians during WWII. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Natanya Auerbach
What IS worthwhile about this book is the story. Because history repeats itself, we need to know how citizens of Japanese origin were treated recently - within the lifetime of many... Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by Emendator