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Beautiful story of an interesting time in WWII:,
This review is from: Bridge Of Scarlet Leaves (Paperback)
A great piece of storytelling that accurately captures the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII: I was happy to receive an Advance Reader's Copy of The Bridge of Scarlet Leaves because of my interest in this period. A Hapa myself, I learned about the internment from my father-in-law, who had been interned as a boy during the war, and his experiences led me and my husband to learn as much as we could about this complicated, sad episode of American history. While the Bridge of Scarlet Leaves follows the experience of a Caucasian bride of a Japanese-American man who chooses to follow her husband into the camps--a side of the story rarely told--the novel does a wonderful job capturing all sides of the story. Ms. McMorris is especially skilled at depicting the lives of Japanese-Americans at the time, from the complicated dynamics within families to faithfully showing daily life in the camps. The Bridge of Scarlet Leaves is ambitious, a mix of romance, historical, family saga and even war story, but Ms. McMorris does an outstanding job balancing her many tales and even her combat scenes are well done. A good choice if you're looking for an all-around excellent read, and an even better book club choice.Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2012 11:30:09 AM PST
Best selling novelist Jenna Blum also recommends this book, so I'm confident I should buy it.
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The review by Alma Katsu very carefully avoids the quality of the writing. I strongly suggest reading the 1-star reviews before buying this book!
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