Mitchell Hagerstrom

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Places I've lived have supplied the landscapes for my fictions, such as the small towns of Texas, or the warrens of our Tokyo neighborhood, or the beaches of Hawaii, or the wilds of Southern California, or the middle west of Missouri, or the exotic islands in Micronesia, or the streets and alleys of San Francisco, or rural Louisiana.

Writing became a daily habit during my late teens and early twenties. I honed my skills with letters to my family and friends (snail mail in those days), and a creative writing degree in college.

Since childhood I have been an avid reader. On a trip to the library in the 1990s, I wandered the stacks, unable to chose, when I realized what I wanted to read was the book I was writing.

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THREE GENERATIONS


Two books, three generations: a grandmother, mother, and daughter, all strong women who work hard, all stubborn women who quietly live as they believe they ought. Ordinary women, not saints.

The first generation, and the second generation as a tiny person, appear in Miss Gone-overseas, a tale set during WWII on a Japanese-held island in the Western Pacific. During the years I lived on the same Read more of this blog post »
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A definite page turner. You can see how fast I devoured it. But it seemed "off" a bit. I could not connect with the characters, and the writing was not smooth. Loose ends, like parking cars outdoors in that kind of weather. No mention of battery warm ...more
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P.S. Didn't know Cicero had such good sense! I'd add a big friendly dog and a couple of cats though.


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