This is a wonderful story and I thoroughly enjoyed the audible reading. I loved following the chinese family through Henry and the Japonese family through Kako during the forties and later in the nineties.
I loved the narrator and the story and the author's excellent descriptions of places and events was fantastic.
When Harry's son realized his father had loved this woman his whole life but sacrificed those feelings for the honorable commitment to his wife.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
What a wonderful story! I never really thought about the treatment of the Japanese during WWII - there isn't much in the history books at school. This book really brought it to life. It is a heartwarming book that immerses you in Chinese and Japanese cultures on the West Coast of American during the WWII. It is a truly fascinating story!
Yes, this is a compelling story with an unexpected perspective.
This book is well written. You will be forced to read on to see what happens.
Lost and found love.
When his father said he did it for him.
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
Tolerance, respect, friendship
There is a moment involving the main character and his grown son that is very powerful in a quiet way.
This was the first time I had heard Feodor Chin. I enjoyed him very much. He makes you feel the emotions of the characters but in a quiet way. He gave this book the perfect tone.
Yes, very much so. There were events unfolding that were hard to put aside. Finding a place to stop was not an easy thing.
There is important history within this story. I learned a great deal about an event in American history that is seldom mentioned. It was not our finest hour but it needs to be recounted so that we never make the same decisions again.
I greatly enjoyed the authentic accents of the narrator
The historical facts written into storyline
Finding the items in the basement of the hotel
The book kept my attention an I couldn't wait to see if they eventually found each other
This not the usual type of book I read but I was truly involved in this book. I enjoyed the historical facts there were worked into the storyline. I like books of romance and this one did not let me down. I enjoyed reading from the man's point of view.
I would listen again because it is so very well written with a story line for the ages.
Very emotional for a guy that usually doesn't "feel" the emotions in a book
I did not read the printed version
The challenges the characters had to overcome and how the story's theme is something worth taking with you.
I was not very knowledgable about the details related to the historical events - both in the US and aboard - and hearing about them in this context helped bring home the concept of how impactful they were to people's lives.