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The Purple Heart (Volume 1) Paperback – August 1, 2012
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About the Author
Vincent Yee was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Having worked in the corporate world for over a decade in various managerial roles, he rekindled his passion for Asian American issues and a dormant penchant for creative writing to begin a new chapter in his life by writing Asian American fiction, starting with his first book, The Purple Heart. Vincent Yee was a former National President for the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). He’s also been known to create artistic culinary dishes for friends. He now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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This is a very satisfying love story, but it also gave me a deep lingering thought about the Asian American history. As an Asian American myself, this book made me think about my ancestors and what priceless stories they have waiting to share. The Purple Heart is an example of a heroic love story that could have been passed down to us from any of one our ancestors, Asian American or not. Both emotionally and intellectually stimulating, I was left with a warmed heart and the curiosity and determination to learn more about my heritage...and find a man like Hiroshi.
As the love story began to unfold I found myself going through the journey with the characters - falling in love, making discoveries, facing hardships and enduring adversity. The book takes you through many levels of emotions as you become immersed in the story and are transported back to history. There are many tough scenes in the book so be prepared to get emotional. I really love how the book came together in the end.
The Purple Heart has left a lasting impression on me because I find myself still thinking about the story. I definitely recommend this book. Give the book a chance and allow yourself to become enveloped in a part of history and a great love story!
The love of two people through the internment, war, death and old age is very well done.
Obviously research was done as the war scenes read very realistically.
I strongly suggest this book to anyone, although it should be noted that perhaps anyone be people in their mid-teens on up.
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