The Yokota Officers Club

  • by Sarah Bird
  • Narrated by Carine Montbertrand
  • 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sarah Bird authors brilliant, introspective novels of bittersweet reminiscence tempered with humor. The Yokota Officers Club is a tale both courageous and touching - a journey of the heart that speaks volumes of the transient, isolated lifestyle of military families. Having grown up at the Yokota Air Base in Japan, and having moved six times in the last eight years, Bernadette "Bernie" Root and her five siblings are quintessential military brats. It’s 1968, and 18-year-old Bernie is returning to the regimented life at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa after her first year away at college. Although her attitudes toward the military have changed, Bernie is beginning to realize the intense bonds she shares with her unusual family.

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What the Critics Say

"Stories nestle inside stories like a set of Russian dolls in Bird's wonderful fifth novel....Bird has David Sedaris's gift for mining scathing wit from family dysfunction." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good story ok narration

Couldn't get down with the narrator. Incorrect pronunciation of places where the characters lived just doesn't sit right with me. As I am half Japanese some of this feeling comes from bias and a much higher expectation for correctnes, but overall I just couldn't connect with her. The voices just didn't seem to fit. Love the story.
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- Yukiko Armga

Great story

Ms. Bird again depicts the complexities facing families of our servicemen as well as the aftermath of war on the ones conquered.
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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books