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Book Title: Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family|
The author of the book: Lauren Kessler
ISBN 13: 9780452273016
Date of issue: November 1st 1994
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I attended Concordia Academy in Portland Oregon, at that time a Lutheran boarding highschool. A roommate from Idaho said he could remember begging for berries along the barbed wire fence of an internment camp there. He would have been born in 1935 or 1936 and have been seven at the time of the internment. I, of course, said, "Internment, what internment?" In my senior year, we played Hood River Highscool in football. I believe it was the only game we won that year. I would like to go back over their roster to see if any Japanese Americans played in that game.
Hood River has often been the stop off point on trips to see my brother in southwest Washington and on business trips to Pendleton Oregon. One of my favorite seminary classmates also lived there.
At one time I was going to write an article on the internment and researched Oregon newspapers so I've been aware for some time that Hood River was a hotbed of anti Japanese feeling in Oregon, and as it turns out, in the entire country.
While reading a hard copy I discovered this book is available as a free down load so I am going to finish it that way. The reader knows how to pronounce the names correctly.
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Read information about the authorLauren Kessler is the author of six works of narrative nonfiction. She is also the author of Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Dancing with Rose (published in paperback as Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimers), Washington Post bestseller Clever Girl and Los Angeles Times bestseller The Happy Bottom Riding Club which David Letterman, in fierce competition with Oprah, chose as the first (and only) book for the Dave Letterman Book Club. Kessler appeared twice on his late-night show. She is also the author of Oregon Book Award winner Stubborn Twig, which was chosen as the book for all Oregon to read in honor of the states 2009 sesquicentennial.
Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, O magazine, Utne Reader, The Nation, newsweek.com and salon.com. She is a national speaker and workshop leader. The founder and editor of Etude, the online magazine of narrative nonfiction, she directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon."