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Above the East China SeaA Seattle Times Best Book of the YearIn her most ambitious moving and provocative novel to date Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls an American and an Okinawan whose lives are connected across seventy years by the shared experience of profound loss the enduring strength of an ancient culture and the redeeming power of family love Luz James a contemporary US Air Force brat lives with her strictly by the rules sergeant mother at Kadena Air Base in Okianawa Luz’s older sister her best friend and emotional center has just been killed in the Afghan war Unmoored by her sister’s death and a lifetime of constant moving from base to base Luz turns for the comfort her servic. I almost gave up on this book because it's got a slow start but I am so glad that I stuck with it The payoff was an amazing story that moved me such a happysad ending But really the best part Reading about a place and time that I know nothing about I love it when a story teaches me something and pushes me to learn I've already put on hold at the library one of the books that the author mentions as one of her main sources for historical information The Girl with the White Flag

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E hardened mother cannot offer to the “Smokinawans” the “waste cases” who gather to get high every night in a deserted cove When even pills one hitters Cuervo Gold and a growing crush on Jake Furusato aren’t enough to soften the unbearable edge the desolate girl contemplates taking her own lifeIn 1945 Tamiko Kokuba along with two hundred of her classmates is plucked out of her elite girls’ high school and trained to work in the Imperial Army’s horrific cave hospitals With defeat certain Tamiko finds herself sueezed between the occupying Japanese and the invading Americans She believes she has lost her entire family as well as the island paradise she so loved and like Luz she aches with a desire to be reunited with her beloved sis. I think this is one of Sarah Bird's best books I was resentful that life got in the way of reading this in one sitting as I wanted to completely lose myself in the lives of the two protagonists I found that I cared very deeply for them I am also a fan of any book that teaches me about something I really don't know anything about as this one did about Okinawa in two different times 1945 and current time This book simply put has so much heart in both its fictional characters and historical fact

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Read & download Ç Above the East China Sea Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ A Seattle Times Best Book of the YearIn her most ambitious moving and provocative novel to date Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenagTer On an island where the spirits of the dead are part of life and your entire clan waits for you in the afterworld suicide offers Tamiko the promise of peace As Luz tracks down the story of her own Okinawan grandmother she discovers that if she surrenders to the most unbrat impulse and allows herself to connect completely with a place and its people the ancestral spirits will save not only Tamiko but her as well Propelled by a riveting narrative and set at the very epicenter of the headline grabbing clash now emerging between the great powers Above the East China Sea is at once a remarkable chronicle of how war shapes the lives of conuerors as well as the conuered and a deeply moving account of family friendship and love that transcends time. Ten years ago Sarah Bird's Yokota Officer's Club was one of my favorite books She returns to the world she knows well that of being a military dependent with this stunning original illuminating and multi layered story Two fifteen year old girls both living in Okinawa 70 years apart form the nexus of a complex beautifully realized story encompassing the grief beauty and turbulent history of Okinawa Okinawa was a colony of Japan with its own traditions language and strong spiritual connections The blurb above best describes the plot so I won't go further except to say this is a great read