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Seattle: Michael Malaghan

  • Kinokuniya Seattle 525 South Weller Street Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)
Publisher: Watermark Pub ISBN: 9781935690801 Price: $19.95

Publisher: Watermark Pub
ISBN: 9781935690801
Price: $19.95

Come join us for an afternoon with Michael Malaghan as he presents his debut novel Picture Bride.

Picture Bride is the gripping 500-page saga following Haru, a young peasant girl in turn-of-the-century Japan, from the shrines of Kyushu to the sugar plantation of Territorial Hawai’i. Forced to flee one grim fate into another, and the young picture bride finds herself with a husband who doesn’t want her in a strange new world surrounded by distrust of Japanese immigrants. But, Haru soon emerges as a strong-minded community leader, a teacher, and an insightful go-between who recognizes the looming threats to her family and friends. Absorbing and meticulously researched, Mr. Malaghan’s sweeping epic is in fact the story of Hawai’i Japanese immigrants, who survived – and thrived – against great odds.

Earlier Event: January 27
Los Angeles: Robert Lang