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The Bowl with Gold Seams Paperback – May 1, 2016
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"This is sharp, vivid, and gut-wrenching story-telling of the most powerful kind."
"In Ellen Prentiss Campbell's psychologically astute, highly original novel, cracks in a bowl are repaired with gold, and the resulting network of shimmering lines makes it lovelier than ever. The bowl figures in a fascinating, historically based story: as Japan loses the second World War, captured Japanese diplomats are confined in a Pennsylvania hotel that is staffed by local young people. Years later, the head of a school in trouble, meets up by chance with the child she befriended in the last months of the war, and experiences again the beauty of what is broken."
"With a sharp eye for detail and accuracy, Ellen Prentiss Campbell recreates a little-known true moment between the Allied victories in World War II--VE Day and VJ Day--when a small resort hotel in the gentle hills of Pennsylvania housed detained Japanese diplomats, and their families and staff, who had been working in Germany. The complexities of wartime loss and bitterness on the home front--and of human compassion--come to fore when one young woman's life is intensely entwined in this single summer's experience, and when the memories cascade with poignant force decades later. This unusual story surprised and moved me, especially in its tender portrayals of father and daughter, and of difficult loyalties in friendship and love--loyalties that would, as Prentiss Campbell writes, come to make what we assume about ourselves and 'our small world...disappear like morning mist burning off the river.'"
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While I worked on this novel, the Bedford Springs Hotel, which had been closed for 30 years, was restored and reopened. It is now once again a glorious destination. Visit Omni Bedford Springs Resort for more information.
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