Review: THE STREET OF A THOUSAND BLOSSOMS by Gail Tsukiyama

Corinne from The Book Nest read Gail Tsukiyama’s The Street of a Thousand Blossoms for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt of her review, which you can read in full by clicking here.

Hioschi and Kenji are orphaned very young and are raised just outside of Tokyo by their beloved grandparents. Their ojichan and obachan are such…exquisite people. Their values and patience, their love and strength seemed to epitomize all that is good in Japanese culture. And as these boys and their countrymen go through the hell that was World War II, we see a completely different side of that war’s story than we usually read: the plight of the common Japanese citizen. The scars of the firestorms at the end of the war have far-reaching consequences and no characters escape being affected in one way or another.

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