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by | Read by Nancy Wu

Historical Fiction • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Aya Shimamura, just 13, moves with her father from Canada to Japan in the aftermath of WWII. Nancy Wu delivers this story of friendship and love in a melodic voice with barely audible inflections. Fumi Tanaka, Aya's new friend, asks her to write a letter about her missing sister to General MacArthur, who may be able to help. Later, Fumi and Aya meet Corporal Matt Matsumoto, a Japanese-American who translates letters for the general. As Wu's steady performance drives the story to its conclusion, she differentiates characters with subtle shifts in tone. Overall, Wu's voice acts as a beacon that directs listeners through the tangle of Japanese customs and code of honor. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2016]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 978-1-5046-9020-1 $34.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5046-9017-1 $19.95


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504690188 $100.00 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5046-9019-5 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781504690140 multiple sources

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