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Danielle Steel

In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel creates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent American history. A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient traditions. It was the early 1920s and Masao had dreams for the future-and a fascination with the politics and opportunities of a world that was changing every day. Twenty years later, his eighteen-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded the SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. From the ship, she went directly to the Palo Alto home of her uncle, Takeo, and his family. To Hiroko, California was a different world-a world of barbeques, station wagons and college. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And much to Hiroko's surprise, Peter Jenkins, her uncle's assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. But in spite of him, and all her promises to her father, Hiroko longs to go home. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. On December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Within hours, war is declared and suddenly Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Terrified, begging to go home, she is nonetheless ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is-until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face the

In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel creates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent American history. A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient traditions. It was the early 1920s and Masao had dreams for the future-and a fascination with the politics and opportunities of a world that was changing every day. Twenty years later, his eighteen-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded the SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. From the ship, she went directly to the Palo Alto home of her uncle, Takeo, and his family. To Hiroko, California was a different world-a world of barbeques, station wagons and college. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And much to Hiroko's surprise, Peter Jenkins, her uncle's assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. But in spite of him, and all her promises to her father, Hiroko longs to go home. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. On December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Within hours, war is declared and suddenly Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Terrified, begging to go home, she is nonetheless ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is-until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face the
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In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel creates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent American history. A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient traditions. It was the early 1920s and Masao had dreams for the future-and a fascination with the politics and opportunities of a world that was changing every day. Twenty years later, his eighteen-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded the SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. From the ship, she went directly to the Palo Alto home of her uncle, Takeo, and his family. To Hiroko, California was a different world-a world of barbeques, station wagons and college. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And much to Hiroko's surprise, Peter Jenkins, her uncle's assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. But in spite of him, and all her promises to her father, Hiroko longs to go home. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. On December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Within hours, war is declared and suddenly Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Terrified, begging to go home, she is nonetheless ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is-until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face the

Language:

English

Narrators:

Boyd Gaines

Length:

5h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:07