Sayonara

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Fawcett Crest, Feb 12, 1983 - Japan - 208 pages
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User Review  - Linda Crane - Goodreads

My Japanese mom's favorite movie, of course, because she lived it. The movie is pretty true to Michener's tale but different, too. The book is always better but not the ending. The story is nothing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

This book will be interesting to discuss in book club. I understand why the government had some of the rules that it did. It was the time they were in. Japan has such a different culture. I really can ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
13
Section 3
34
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

James A. Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.

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