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The International Examiner reviews 'The Little Exile' by Jeanette Arakawa

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 12, 2018

The International Examiner just penned an insightful review of Jeanette Arakawa's WWII Japanese internment memoir The Little Exile, calling it "an evocative excursion into a young person’s life being drastically inverted." Much appreciated! 

We recommend reading the full book review, which you can find here:

Better yet, pick up a copy of Arakawa's poignant new memoir here:


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