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Random House, 1954 - Fiction - 243 pages
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User Review  - LynleyS - LibraryThing

I'm conflicted when it comes to rating this book, which is a confronting tale of sexism and racism and it pissed me off at regular intervals. But because it was written in 1954, I've no doubt it's an ... Read full review

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User Review  - stevetempo - LibraryThing

I enjoyed it much. A short book by Michener standards. It's a story about a romantic interracial (Japan and America) romance in Japan during the Korean War. I felt the story was heartwarming, sad and ... Read full review


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Universally revered novelist James A. Michener was forty before he decided on writing as a career. Prior to that, he had been an outstanding academic, an editor, and a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His first book, Tales of the South Pacific, won a Pulitzer Prize and became the basis of the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. In the course of the next forty years Mr. Michener wrote such monumental bestsellers as Sayonara, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Hawaii, The Source, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Alaska, Caribbean, and Mexico.
Decorated with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mr. Michener served on the Advisory Council to NASA, held honorary doctorates in five fields from thirty leading universities, and received an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities for his continuing commitment to art in America. James A. Michener died on October 16, 1997.

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