Monday, September 1, 2014

How Much Do You Love Me?

It's December 1941, and the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. Politicians fuel anti-Japanese hysteria and campaign to segregate Japanese Americans. During this period of hate and racial frenzy, Keiko and James, a Japanese American and a Caucasian, fall in love and marry.Before long, James goes off to war and Keiko to an internment camp.

Sixty years later, Keiko has a stroke and lies near death, while James suffers from Alzheimer's. Coincidentally, ac hance incident makes their daughter, Kazuko, born in the camps, suspect a  
family secret . Fighting the clock before her mother's death, she races to unravel the mystery. What she uncovers represents nothing short of the epitome of human love and self-sacrifice. But beyond Kazuko's dramatic discovery, only the reader knows that this is only half the story.
My thoughts: I enjoyed this book and the rich history that the author incorporated, even though it was not a pretty time in American history. I thought that he handled it well and that it was interesting to see through the eyes of a couple who was on both sides of the issue. The secret is a little out there, and I thought that it would of been nice to give the story a bit longer to develop, but  it is still worth taking the time to read this one!

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