The Translation of Love

March 20th, 2017

Read: February 27, 2017

Summary: A young girl searches for her missing older sister who fell into the world of bars and dance halls during the occupation of Tokyo. During the girl’s story, other characters intertwine their perspective who are trying to make sense of their lives in a post-war world: a thirteen-year-old Japanese Canadian “repat,” a school teacher who translates love letters from American GIs, and a Japanese-American soldier serving with the Occupation forces.

My Thoughts: It was a delightfully light read given the topic. I liked that was different perspectives from different characters that intertwined the storyline and moved it along quite well. It was great that it was a lightish read given the setting of post-World War 2 and that the main character was a young girl.

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