Stubborn twig: three generations in the life of a Japanese American family

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Random House, Oct 5, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 347 pages
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Beginning in 1903, with the arrival of sixteen-year-old Masuo Yasui in Oregon, the author of After All These Years chronicles the lives of three generations of a Japanese-American family. 17,500 first printing. Tour.

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User Review  - sonjastarfish - LibraryThing

Very worthy and informative, this was the Oregon Reads book in 2009 in conjunction with the state's 150th anniversary. The difficult subject matter of racism and the Japanese American internment generated interesting discussion throughout the state. Read full review

STUBBORN TWIG: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A harrowing recounting of a shameful chapter in American history. Kessler (Journalism/University of Oregon; After All These Years, 1990) is writing as much about one particular immigrant family as ... Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Lauren Kessler is the author of ten books, including Los Angeles Times best-seller and Oregon Book Award finalist The Happy Bottom Riding Club (Random House 2000), the biography of one of the most colorful women of the 20th century: pioneering aviatrix, Hollywood stunt pilot and bordello madame Pancho Barnes. Her other books include a season-in-the-life narrative about women's sports, Full Court Press (Dutton 1997); Stubborn Twig (Random House1994), which won the Frances Fuller Victor Award for literary nonfiction; and After All These Years (Thunder's Mouth Press 1990), portraits of 60s radicals critics praised as "vital and revealing." Her books have been translated into Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Kessler's essays have appeared in Salon, The Nation and Oregon Quarterly. She writes regularly about the craft of writing for Writer's Digest and has published articles in a variety of magazines. The founder and editor of Etude, an online magazine devoted to new and emerging voices in literary nonfiction, she directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is a graduate of the Medill school of Journalism, Northwestern University.

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