Told in a series of letters to her eight grandchildren, Ocho, Ocho recounts Anna's tumultuous childhood growing up in China and the Philippines during World War II. Born in 1934 on the Chinese island of Hainan to Presbyterian missionaries, Anna describes life under Japanese occupation as she remembers it.
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About the Author
Born on remote Hainan Island, South China, Anna Louise Bucher lived mostly in different parts of Asia until she was fourteen years old. Due to the conquest of the Philippine Islands by Japan, her family was detained there throughout World War II. In 1949 the communist takeover of China made it necessary for the family to leave that country and relocate in the United States. Anna and her husband, John Jones, reside in Helena, Montana. They share six children between them and eight grandchildren. Anna has published some short poems and articles in several magazines including New World Outlook, alive now!, and the Christian Home, all publications of the United Methodist Church.