“A brave compassionate, and heart-wrenching memoir, of one woman’s quest to redeem the past while learning to live fully in the present.”
Kate Moses, author of Cakewalk, A Memoir and Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath
"This searing and redemptive memoir is an explosive account of motherhood reconstructed."
Ayelet Waldman, author of Red Hook Road
"This book is an important contribution to the growing understanding that we are all part of history, and we all make history. A moving account of a contemporary voyage, which is also a voyage back in time, reckoning with and bearing witness to one of the great tragedies of the last century."
Susan Griffin, author of A Chorus of Stones
"If remembering lies at the heart of all memoir, the best memoir goes far deeper, asking questions about the propulsive nature of time, the consequences of forgetting, and the treacherous liberations of solitude. Hiroshima in the Morning is a memoir of the most sophisticated kind, a lyric, a quest, a universal poem."
Beth Kephart, author of A Slant of Sun, a National Book Award finalist
"Rahna Reiko Rizzuto's new book is intimate and global, lyrical and clear-eyed, a compelling personal narrative, and an important social document. Here past and present, Hiroshima and 9/11, interweave to tell a story of unendurable loss and tragedy but also of tenacity, survival, and rebirth"
Lauren Kessler, author of Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family