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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