Tuesday, July 11, 2017

5 Out of 5 Stars for Nisei by J.J. White....

Synopsis: After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Government encouraged all eligible young men to enlist immediately in the fight against its enemies overseas--all eligible young men, except Japanese-Americans. Nisei is the story of Hideo "Bobby" Takahashi, a Hawaiian-born Japanese-American who must overcome prejudice, internment, and the policies of his own government to prove his loyalty to his country. Narrated by Bobby Takahashi and read by his son, Robert, forty-six years after Bobby's death, the story details the young Nisei's determination to fight honorably for his country and return to the young love he was forced to leave--a girl he cannot have because she is White.

My Review: 
I received this book as a gift and devoured it in just two nights of reading. Excellent book about the Japanese-Americans during the time of World War II and the issues facing them and all Americans. Down on his luck in the year 2000, Robert Takahashi is aimed to kill himself. That is until, he finds a memoir written by his late father, Hideo "Bobby" Takahashi. The memoir is touching, gripping and revealing more than Robert could have ever foreseen coming.

Having once lived in Hawaii, and having Hawaiian relatives, including Japanese members, I commend the author on his research and accuracy of Hawaiian pidgin and words.  One couldn't get any closer to the subject and experience it other than being there.

This is an excellent book. Well written and researched and full of emotion!

About the Author:
  J.J. White ( www.jjwhitebooks.com ) has penned eight novels and over three hundred short stories. He has had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review, Bacopa Review, and The Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, The Adventure of the Nine Hole League, was recently published in the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Volume 13. His story, "Lucky Bastard Club" was recently published by The Saturday Evening Post." He has won awards and honors from the Alabama Writers Conclave, Writers-Editors International, Maryland Writers Association, The Royal Palm Literary Awards, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Writer's Digest.

J.J. was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece Tour Bus. His novel, Prodigious Savant, was published in 2014 as part of a three book deal with Black Opal Books. His second novel, Deviant Acts, was published November 14, 2015. He enjoys writing, surfing, golf and tennis. He lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his understanding wife, editor, and typist, Pamela.

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Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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