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Lion In The Lei Shop, The: A Novel (1970)

by Kaye Starbird(Favorite Author)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 3
1611098041 (ISBN13: 9781611098044)
review 1: I really loved this book. The setting is the days, months and years immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But the subject is really the shifting nature of memory and perception. The story is told from the point of view of a mother and young daughter 28 years after the bombing, and the chapters alternate. It reads like really well done memoir, and is poignant in its truth and heartbreak. The feelings are so universal, and still so tied to that time and place. I love stories like this -- stories that take a large historical event and illustrate the consequences in one or two "small" lives.
review 2: Loved this book - how'd I ever miss it when it first came out??? Thank you, Nancy Pearl. I couldn't put this book down. The book followed the lives of
... more military families, and specifically the two main characters, sisters who were married to military men, who lived in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor bombing. The fears of the wives, and their children, were addressed (the lion...), as well as the fright of living in quarters so close to the bombings, fear of more bombings, husbands lost or sent after the attackers, etc. A fascinating look into a frightening period. less
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Compelling, hard-to-put-down read. A WW II story unlike I have ever read before.
Interesting story about army wives and children after Pearl Harbor.
One of Nancy Pearl's favorites.
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