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Sophie and the Rising Sun by Augusta Trobaugh
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Apr 08, 2012

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Read from April 06 to 08, 2012

This book was a nice, easy read. The book is narrated by Miss Anne who takes in a Japanese man as her gardner just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Oto meets and quietly and mutually falls in love with Sophie. After Pearl Harbor is attacked, the residents of the town turn their hatred toward Mr. Oto and make life challenging for him and those close to him. The book highlights the issues with a small town and the hatred toward Japanese Americans, even those who were born in the U.S. and did not know of any other life.

The author, August Trobaugh, has a nice literary style and I very much enjoyed her writing style. I did want to know more about the characters, but that is likely a funcion of the small number of pages in this book.

Reader received a complimentary copy from Library Thing Early Reviewers.

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