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Jan Morrill

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Jan Morrill was born and (mostly) raised in California. Her mother, a Buddhist Japanese American, was an internee at Tule Lake and Topaz during World War II. Her father, a Southern Baptist redhead of Irish descent, retired from the Air Force.

Her award-winning historical fiction, The Red Kimono,(University of Arkansas Press, 2013) and other short stories and memoir essays, reflect growing up in a multicultural, multi-religious, multi-political background.

While working on the sequel to The Red Kimono, Jan teaches writing workshops and speaks about the history of the Japanese American internment.


“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~~Leonard Cohen On Friday, I was honored to participate in the Highland Park Literary Festival. I was first greeted by several parents who had dedicated many long hours … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.13 · 173 ratings · 52 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
The Red Kimono: A Novel

4.07 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Unshod

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Doll in the Red Kimono

4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Life: Haiku by Haiku

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Xs and Os

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Captain Josie and The Whale

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Creative Characterization: ...

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Macabre Sanctuary

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Jan Morrill Thanks, Nancy. I'm still trying to get used to Goodreads. I've got more books to add, once I find the time. :)


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Nancy Hartney Pleased to see that you are a GoodReads friend. Looking forward to your Red Kimono. Also pleased to see an array of interesting books on your shelves. Nancy Hartney


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