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Legend of Fire Horse Woman



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Author
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Descriptors
Cultural Differences
Family History
Family Relationships
Historical Fiction
Immigrants
Imprisonment
Japanese Americans
Native Americans
Prejudices
Women
World War II
Location/Setting:
California
Japan
Manzanar
Time Period:
1900s
1940s
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Summary
Sayo is born under the inauspicious sign of the Fire Horse but she is able to find the strength within herself to marry well and thrive in America. Her ability to thrive despite the odds helps her family when they find themselves interred in Manzanar. Can Sayo's daughter and granddaughter use her wisdom to discover their own strength?
Critique
Having read and enjoyed `Farewell to Manzanar` years ago, this novel appeals because it feels as if it could be the adult viewpoint of Ms. Houston's biographical book. The additional history of what it would be like to be a Japanese picture bride, what California was like in the 1900s, and the cultural structure of a Japanese internment camp create a strong background for interesting characters. If you enjoy family history or historical fiction, this would be a good choice for you. Recommended reading.
ISBN
0758204558
  iBistro
# of Pages
336
Published
2003
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Reviewer's Initials: SH


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