Garden Of Stones

Garden Of Stones

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In the dark days of war, a mother makes the ultimate sacrifice Lucy Takeda is just fourteen years old, living in Los Angeles, when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are ripped from their home, rounded up--along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans--and taken to the Manzanar prison camp. Buffeted by blistering heat and choking dust, Lucy and Miyako must endure the harsh living conditions of the camp. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring beautiful, vulnerable Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever...and spur her to sins of her own.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 206 x 28mm | 295g
  • English
  • 0778313522
  • 9780778313526
  • 412,421

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"Littlefield...makes her tale resonant and universal...gripping."
-Publishers Weekly on Garden of Stones "Suspense, mystery, and love drive the intricate plot in this moving drama of women in a Japanese American family over the course of three generations....The shocking revelation is unforgettable."
-Booklist on Garden of Stones "Littlefield has a gift for action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions." -Publishers Weekly "Littlefield's compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!" -RT Book Reviews "Littlefield shows considerable skills for delving into the depths of her characters and complex plotting as she disarms the reader." -South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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About Sophie Littlefield

Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri and attended college in Indiana. She worked in technology before having children, and was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were growing up. She writes novels for kids and adults, and lives in Northern California. Visit her online at
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3,903 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 23% (907)
4 46% (1,797)
3 25% (989)
2 4% (166)
1 1% (44)
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