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The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
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Oct 21, 07

really liked it
bookshelves: literature
Read in October, 2007

The author is half Chinese and half Japanese by birth. Her mixed heritage adds much to the underlying ethnic conflicts of the book. The book is set during World War II. The main character is a Chinese man who is sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis. While there he learns about himself, his family, and the secrets of the man who has been the caretaker of his grandfather's summer house. I appreciated how the book is set up into seasons rather than chapters, I was able to appreciate how time is passing for the main character. The book is very visual and slowly explores the emotions of all the characters as the seasons change. Definitely a good read!
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