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The Legend of Fire Horse Women

The Legend of Fire Horse Women

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by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780758204561
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Legend of Fire Horse Women 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an awesome story of past and present, and of two cultures intersecting on the blank canvas of young California. The title makes you think 'Native American' and rightfully so. It's also the story of Japanese immigrants, from a young woman's journey to America as a picture bride to her eventual internment in the high desert of Manzanar. Visions of spirits in the camp give the story mystical intrigue. Don't worry, all the questions are answered in the end. This was a very satisfying read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it took me a while to get into this novel, once I was a couple of chapters in, I was hooked! You will follow the lives of three Japanese women, a grandmother, mother, and daughter. They are placed in an American internment camp during WWII. The grandmother's story is breathtaking, as you learn of her entry into the U.S. and the life-long love she has for only one man. The mother realizes her own happiness hinges on her ability to express herself (an interesting discovery considering her internment). The daughter is in her early teens, a woman just awakening, and learns that the soldiers guarding the camp are just as vulnerable as she is. This is a story of lost and found love, of independence, and of the incredible mingling of the Japanese and Native American cultures. This book is a must-read!