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Of white ashes : a novel / by Constance Hays Matsumoto and Kent Matsumoto.

The bombing of Pearl Harbor propels America into WWII and two Japanese Americans into chaos. Separated by the Pacific, each embarks on a tumultuous path to survive childhood and live the American dream. Ruby Ishimaru loses her liberty and uproots from her Hawaii home to incarceration camps on the mainland. Koji Matsuo strains under the menacing clouds of the Japanese war machine and atomic bombing while concealing a dangerous secret-one that threatens his family's safety. When destiny brings Ruby and Koji together in California, their chemistry is magnetic, but wounds of trauma run deep and threaten their love as another casualty of war. Inspired by the true stories of the authors' family, Of White Ashes crosses oceans and cultures, illuminating the remarkable lives of ordinary people who endure seemingly unbearable hardship with dignity and patience. Their experiences compel us to reflect on the resilience of humanity and the risk of history repeating.

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  • ISBN: 9781627204194
  • ISBN: 1627204202
  • ISBN: 9781627204200
  • Physical Description: 372 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Apprentice House Press, 2023.
Subject: Japanese Americans > Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan.
Bombing, Aerial > Japan.
Genre: War fiction.

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