On My Bookshelf by wayward heart
 
June 2020
4The Priory Of the Orange Tree
6Saving Amelie
9The Ten Thousand Doors of January
26White Chrysanthemum
White Chrysanthemum
June 26, 2020

By Mary Lynn Bracht

From amazon:

"Korea, 1943. Hana has lived her entire life under Japanese occupation. As a haenyeo, a female diver of the sea, she enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can still claim. Until the day Hana saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is herself captured and transported to Manchuria. There she is forced to become a "comfort woman" in a Japanese military brothel. But haenyeo are women of power and strength. She will find her way home.

South Korea, 2011. Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget the sacrifice her sister made, but she must confront the past to discover peace. Seeing the healing of her children and her country, can Emi move beyond the legacy of war to find forgiveness?

Suspenseful, hopeful, and ultimately redemptive, White Chrysanthemum tells a story of two sisters whose love for each other is strong enough to triumph over the grim evils of war.



Very good. Sad story.

Reminded me of Lisa See's books, and is equally well written.
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