Loosely autobiographical, Sachiko by Shizue Tomoda is a romantic novel that turns the tides of fortune and misfortune into a spiritual awakening. Robust and heartfelt, this novel is filled with genuine love and heartache as a young Japanese girl comes-of-age during the Viet Nam era. This breathtaking book describes the vibrant backdrop against which she begins to define herself and the things she will hold dear. After the death of a father with whom she shared a tumultuous relationship, and amidst a relationship with a man that she must learn to love with complete abandon, she sketches the portrait of the strong woman she will become. Wonderfully prophetic, achingly tender, and ultimately tragic, this is a story of bitter disappointment, soaring hope, ingenuity, and truth.
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About the Author
Born in Fukui-ken, Japan, Shizue Tomoda was educated in both Japan and the United States. During her twenty-five year career in international civil service, she served as an official of the Geneva based UN-specialized agency, promoting international labor standards. She has lived in both Indonesia and Sri Lanka on assignment and upon retirement currently lives in Ferney-Voltaire, a small French town just outside Geneva with her cats. She is the author of a romantic fiction entitled Sachiko, also from BookSurge.