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Friday, January 16, 2015

Under The Silk Hibiscus

Book Review Friday

Even those who are alive today and lived through World War II are probably not aware of the complete details of the relocation camps the Japanese-Americans were placed into at the beginning of the war.

Alice J. Wisler's research for this book exposes many situations and circumstances these people endured while under the scrutiny of suspicion. During a time when everything and everyone was suspect, our government had to watch carefully to avoid another attack. No one knew who was an innocent by-stander and who could be a threat.

This story unfolds through the eyes of a teenage Japanese boy relocated to Wyoming with everyone in his family except his father. Fear, hunger, cold, and death awaited them all.

Japanese traditions, language, and ways of life intermingle with the American West while this family seeks to survive and stay together through the harsh winters of Wyoming and a war with no end in sight.

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