December 7, 1941—Today my life changed forever… I am no longer considered an American, but by sheer heritage, I am now the hated enemy.
The lives of Kenji and Aiko Onishi and their American-born children are about to unravel when the United States is thrust into war with Japan. Confronted by insurmountable prejudice and fear, the family is ripped from their California home without just cause by the American government and sent to an internment camp “for their own protection.”
Forced to live in deplorable circumstances, every aspect of their lives is regulated and controlled. It isn’t long before mind-numbing confinement and feelings of helplessness begin to pit the family against one another.
When sent to a relocation camp in the center of the Utah desert, they’re beset by ever increasing challenges, and Aiko is faced with her greatest yet: to mend the broken spirits of her family or risk losing them forever.
Title: Rising Sun, Falling Star
Author: Vickie Hall
Publisher: Vickie Hall
Release Date: June 2, 2013
Formats: 346 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book
The thing I love most about books is that they can take you to a different time and a different place. And this book does just that in such a heart-wrenching, yet most amazingly wonderful way.
So beautifully written you will relive the time and the place.
You will cry for the people and wonder how this could have ever happened.
You will embrace their journey and make it your own.
And in the end you will pray that something like this will never happen again.