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Garden of Stones

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

    How far would you go as a mother to keep your child safe from ha

    How far would you go as a mother to keep your child safe from harm? What could you be driven to do, if like Miyako Takeda in Sophie Littlefield’s beautifully rendered and touching novel, Garden of Stones, you knew that, ultimately, you could not be there to protect your young daughter from the horrible assault you know lies in wait for her? The answers to these questions would be difficult enough under ordinary circumstances, during peace time. But for Miyako and her daughter, Lucy, who are imprisoned and subjected to the inhuman treatment those of Japanese descent endured while they were kept in the U.S. interment camps during World War II, the times are anything but ordinary. When the story opens, it is some thirty years later, and a man, an American, who was associated with the camp, is found murdered. It’s a mystery and a source of terrible concern to Patty, Lucy’s daughter, when her mother is implicated. Unaware of much of her mother’s and her grandmother’s painful history, Patty assumes her investigation into the matter will prove her mother’s innocence. But what Patty learns, through a series of shattering revelations, will alter forever her ideas about herself and her courageous and lovely mother and grandmother. In this poignant narrative, a tragic history is recounted, and the true bravery of women and mothers is explored; there is the murder of a man, too. The ending contains unexpected twists, and a haunting question: Who is really responsible? Who committed the more heinous crime?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Unique.

    Really found the history very interesting. Also, the author wrote so you cared about the characters. In addition, the twists and turns added a lot to the story. A+++++ job.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2014

    This was a wonderful surprise of a story. Not what I was expecti

    This was a wonderful surprise of a story. Not what I was expecting at all. Lots of twists that I never saw coming. Full of suspense, drama, tears, heartbreak,....I loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end... Liked the surprise ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Sad but true depiction of Japanese Americans during WWII

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Highly recommended

    It was an amazing story of events that happened to the Japanese/Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The mothers in the story showed such love for there children. It was great.

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