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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.
©2001 Sarah Bird (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Sara J. Black on 06-10-17

good book

really good listen. brought me back to childhood with four siblings. Sarah Bird does an excellent job capturing what it's like to be a sibling.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Yukiko Armga on 06-06-16

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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