A Bridge Between Us: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 272 pages
11 Reviews
Four generations of Japanese American women make††their home in a large house in San Francisco,††united by the obligations of family and tradition and,††perhaps, by love. In alternating chapters, the††four women--Reiko, Rio, Tomoe, and Nomi Hito--speak††with unflinching honesty about their lives, the††secrets that have separated mother and daughter, and††the fierce ties of intimacy that form an††inextricable bridge between them.With the touch and power††of a master storyteller, Julie Shigekuni gracefully††interweaves four distinctive voices to shape a††moving story of love and the courage it requires. In††baring the heart of one family, she illuminates††the truths about families, real and imagined, we all††create.


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I found the writing in this book to be very beautiful in several passages, however the plot did not drive me to keep reading. I rarely had that exciting elevation in my heartbeat that makes me want to ... Read full review

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I found the writing in this book to be very beautiful in several passages, however the plot did not drive me to keep reading. I rarely had that exciting elevation in my heartbeat that makes me want to ... Read full review

Contents

Lamp of Darkness
†Prologue††Reiko
From Water You Come
†1††Nomi
†2††Rio
†3††Tomoe
Kindling and Bedflame
†4††Nomi
†7††Rio
Come Fall
†8††Tomoe
Airfields
†9††Nomi
†10††Nomi
†11††Nomi Reiko Rio Nomi
About the Author

†5††Rio
†6††Nomi

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About the author (2011)

Julie Shigekuni is the author of "A Bridge Between Us," which was the recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature and a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Shigekuni received her B.A. from Hunter College and her M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Art, Mills College, and is now on the creative writing faculty at the University of New Mexico. She lives in Corrales, New Mexico, with her husband and their three young daughters.

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