East Wind, Rain: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gutsy Girl comes this provocative, compelling novel of irrevocable consequences for people thrust unwittingly into a devastating war of nations and American identity—based on a little-known true event.

December 1941. The inhabitants of Niihau lead a simple life. Mostly Hawaiian natives, they work the ranch of Niihau's eccentric haole owner, who keeps his island totally isolated from the outside world, devoid of cars, phones, and electricity. But then a plane crash-lands there, and although the villagers rescue the pilot, they have no idea that he has just attacked Pearl Harbor. War has now come to Eden, slowly undoing its tranquillity, widening the cracks in the already troubled marriage of Irene and Yoshio Harada, the island's only Japanese-American couple. It will test everyone's loyalties and all they believe in . . . as Paradise, once within reach, slowly falls victim to its own isolated innocence.

 

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Is ignorance really bliss? Memoirist Paul (Fighting Fire, 1998) seeks to answer that age-old question in her fiction debut, based on a true story. With no newspapers, phones, electricity or ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
10
Section 4
15
Section 5
22
Section 6
33
Section 7
44
Section 8
49
Section 18
122
Section 19
137
Section 20
143
Section 21
152
Section 22
158
Section 23
177
Section 24
186
Section 25
202

Section 9
61
Section 10
67
Section 11
78
Section 12
83
Section 13
89
Section 14
94
Section 15
107
Section 16
110
Section 17
116
Section 26
213
Section 27
220
Section 28
224
Section 29
230
Section 30
238
Section 31
242
Section 32
248
Section 33
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About the author (2009)

Caroline Paul is the author of Fighting Fire, a memoir of her time as a firefighter in San Francisco, where she still lives. This is her first novel.

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