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Short Synopsis
In the dark days of war, a mother makes the ultimate sacrifice, in this powerful tale from bestselling author Sophie Littlefield.

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Lucy Takeda is just fourteen years old, living in Los Angeles, when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are ripped from their home, rounded up—along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans—and taken to the Manzanar prison camp.

Buffeted by blistering heat and choking dust, Lucy and Miyako must endure the harsh living conditions of the camp. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring beautiful, vulnerable Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever . . . and spur her to sins of her own.

"Emily Woo Zeller's expressive performance quickly draws listeners into Lucy's world, capturing their interest from the opening murder scene in Lucy's youth and maintaining it to the surprising revelations in the closing chapters." ---AudioFile

"Emily Woo Zeller is an excellent narrator, clearly differentiating the voices of the various characters." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Resonant and universal . . . a gripping story." ---Publishers Weekly

"Suspense, mystery, and love drive the intricate plot in this moving drama . . . the shocking revelation is unforgettable." ---Booklist

"This book is a searing depiction of what can happen when authorities have a captive population at their mercy; of how lives are altered forever, even after wars are long over. 5 stars." ---San Francisco Book Review

"Littlefield's fans and those who enjoy historical novels are sure to devour this one." ---Library Journal

Garden of Stones

Author Sophie Littlefield

Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller

Publication date Jun 17, 2013

Running time 8 hrs 25 min

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