In Japan, known as the Land of Morning, a cherry tree grows and is cherished by the local people, who call it the Friendship Tree. A seed from the tree is eventually carried in the kimono sleeve of a bride, and she and her husband settle in a land across the sea called Canada. Here, the seed is planted in the couple's garden. Over the years, the cherry tree sees many chang...more
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This historical fiction story is heartbreakingly beautiful. It’s about a girl and her love and subsequent separation (because of World War II and the Canadian policy of driving those of Japanese ancestry from their homes, just as the United States did) from a beloved backyard cherry tree. It ...more
Realistic Fiction; 2008
Kogawa studied at the University of Alberta a ...more