Garden of Stones

Garden of Stones

Paperback - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, c2013.
ISBN: 9780778313526
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 301 p. ; 21 cm.


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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 14 year-old Lucy and her mother are rounded up and taken to the Manzanar prison camp. Enduring a harsh life, Miyako makes an ultimate sacrifice that will change their lives forever.

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Aug 16, 2017

just so so lags in parts

May 06, 2017

Interesting book about the Japanese camps during WWII.

Apr 17, 2014

I have never read anything before about the Japanese camps during the war so I enjoyed the setting and and the subject matter of the book. It is a quick, undemanding read. A good book for someone who doesn't want a really deep involved storyline with lots of characters.

Jun 07, 2013

This is such a good book!
A story basically about a beautiful mother and 14 year old daughter taken to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during world war II. It is a story of cruelty, betrayal, sacrifice, and so much more. The ending held many surprises that had me reading more closely as the book came to an end. I highly recommend this book, especially to readers that like a little bit of history included.


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booklady413 Apr 26, 2013

Excellent story revolbing around one family interred at Manzanar.


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