The Yokota Officers Club: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Sarah Bird
A GEM, POLISHED AND FACETED IN A WAY THAT PULLED ME INTO THE HEART OF IT WITH THE FIRST PARAGRAPH. . . . Important, touching, meaningful, and uplifting. JEANNE RAY Chicago Tribune After a year away at college, military brat Bernadette Root has come home to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, to spend the summer with her bizarre yet comforting clan. Ruled by a strict, regimented Air Force Major father, but grounded in their mothers particular brand of humor, Bernies family was destined for military greatness during the glory days of the mid-50s. But in Base life, where an unkempt lawn is cause for reassignment, one fateful misstep changed the Roots world forever. Yet the familys silence cannot keep the wounds of the past from reemerging . . . nor can the memory fade of beloved Fumiko, the familys former maid, whose name is now verboten. And the secrets long ago covered up in classic military stylethrough elimination and denialare now forcing their way to the surface for a return engagement.
Author: Sarah Bird
Edition: (Edition: First Edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: 2002-10-29