Garden of Stones

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Harlequin, Mar 1, 2013 - Fiction - 400 pages
11 Reviews


In the dark days of war, a mother makes the ultimate sacrifice

Lucy Takeda is just fourteen years old, living in Los Angeles, when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are ripped from their home, rounded up—along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans—and taken to the Manzanar prison camp.

Buffeted by blistering heat and choking dust, Lucy and Miyako must endure the harsh living conditions of the camp. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring beautiful, vulnerable Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever…and spur her to sins of her own.

Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield weaves a powerful tale of stolen innocence and survival that echoes through generations, reverberating between mothers and daughters. It is a moving chronicle of injustice, triumph and the unspeakable acts we commit in the name of love.

 

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User Review  - Cherylk - LibraryThing

Lucy lives with her mother, Miyako and father. Lucy puts on her best school clothes. She knows today is the day that she will be chosen to be either a hall or lunch monitor. Only this does not happen ... Read full review

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User Review  - teeth - LibraryThing

This was a good book that had alot of twists and turns and kept me guessing until the end This book travels back and forth between 1978 SAN francisco and 1941-43 when Pearl Harbor was attacked and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
10
Section 3
17
Section 4
22
Section 5
33
Section 6
43
Section 7
51
Section 8
61
Section 20
163
Section 21
172
Section 22
175
Section 23
179
Section 24
186
Section 25
192
Section 26
200
Section 27
214

Section 9
69
Section 10
78
Section 11
91
Section 12
103
Section 13
113
Section 14
126
Section 15
131
Section 16
135
Section 17
146
Section 18
150
Section 19
155
Section 28
221
Section 29
230
Section 30
243
Section 31
251
Section 32
257
Section 33
264
Section 34
274
Section 35
284
Section 36
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About the author (2013)

Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri and attended college in Indiana. She worked in technology before having children, and was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were growing up. She writes novels for kids and adults, and lives in Northern California. Visit her online at www.SophieLittlefield.com.

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