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A radiant novel that gets the rhythms and cadences of small town life exactly right An unforgettable story of a time when the world lost its innocence and of a town that finds its redemption in an extraordinary loveSalty Creek is a sleepy Georgia town where everyone knows everyone else's business along with their place in the hierarchy of color class and family history Strangers rarely enter their midst and a mysterious arrival in the spring of 1939 soon sets tongues waggingA quiet unassuming man with a secret history of his own Mr Oto is taken in as a gardener by Miss Anne the town's conscience and its heart with no illusions about Salty Creek or its inhabitants One of these is Sophie who lost her love during World War I and has resigned herself to a passionless existence taking care of her mother and two maiden aunts Then one day she and Mr Oto speak for the first time To Mr Oto whose heart has been full from the moment he saw Sophie it is one of life's miracles when they finally break the silence of the beauty of words unspokenWhen the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and Mr Oto's newfound life comes under siege it is Miss Anne who once again comes to his rescue in an act of uncommon courage and sacrifice As for Sophie who has fallen in love with Mr Oto she must decide how much she is willing to risk for a future with this man who has brought such joy into her lifeA radiant novel that gets the rhythms and cadences of small town life exactly right Sophie and the Rising Sun tells an unforgettable story of a time when the world lost its innocence and of a town that finds its redemption in an extraordinary love It is a major achievement from a novelist of rare grace and power


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  1. says:

    This is a gentle elegantly told story almost Japanese in it's simple and lyrical telling Mr Oto is a lonely American Japanese who has run away from his family in California and become a gardener for a Southern lady Miss Anne in a small seaside town in Georgia Sophie is a middle aged lady who has spent her life unmarried taking care of first her mother and then her elderly aunts They strike up an unlikely friendship but when news of Pearl Harbour reaches the town Sophie realises Mr Oto is in danger from those in the small minded town who judge people on their appearance Mr Oto is a wonderful character Ms Anne is warm and caring and Sophie prickly and reserved in the beginning starts to thaw and grow as her friendship with Mr Oto develops The author weaves the Japanese fable of the crane wife through their story linking Mr Oto to his ancestry and his relationship with Sophie and this adds another beautiful element to this lovely tale