By Mary Lynn Bracht
Hana and her little sister Emi are a part of an island neighborhood of haenyeo, girls who make their dwelling from diving deep into the ocean off the southernmost tip of Korea.
One day Hana sees a jap soldier heading for the place Emi is guarding the day’s seize at the seashore. Her mom has advised her time and again by no means to be stuck by myself with one. Terrified for her sister, Hana swims as demanding as she will be able to for the shore.
So starts off the tale of 2 sisters unexpectedly and violently separated through warfare. Switch-backing among Hana in 1943 and Emi as an previous lady this day, White Chrysanthemum takes us right into a darkish and devastating nook of heritage. yet pulling us again into the sunshine are ladies whose love for each other is powerful sufficient to conquer the evils of war.
A riveting, immersive learn within the vein of The Kite Runner and Memoirs of a Geisha.
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White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht