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Love and War in a British Indian Army WWII Memoir

Uma Eachempati ’s childhood memories of life in South India sound delightful, except this was during WWII and her father, who was a doctor and a major in the British Indian Army, was captured and held prisoner by the Japanese … Continue reading

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Raised in Ruins: a memoir of adventures growing up in wild Alaska

Tara Neilson lives off the scenic Inner Passage of Southeast Alaska, but nowhere where you’d be able to find her—she’s off grid. Frighteningly off grid, to me, but she was raised out there along with her sister and three brothers. … Continue reading

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The Last Cherry Blossom – WWII Japan for kids

I’m an adult, but recently I enjoyed reading a middle-grade historical fiction book by Twitter friend Kathleen Burkinshaw. The Last Cherry Blossom is based closely on her mother’s stories of WWII and surviving the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. These days, … Continue reading

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