Garden of Stones

  • by Sophie Littlefield
  • Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lucy Takeda is just 14 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Highs and Lows

Beautiful writing and characters driven by complex circumstances. The narrator's voice didn't quite fit when Lucy spoke--too young sounding. The coarse language was unnecessary. Overall an interesting look into the lives of Japanese imprisoned at Manzanar.
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- Cindy

Shame on US

Eye opening to the internment camps for the Japanese Americans. Gracious story with twists and turns, love and forgiveness. Nice book, good listen.
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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio