Sayonara

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Random House, 1954 - Fiction - 243 pages
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Review: Sayonara

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

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1954)

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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