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Books – Author pages

Author Pages have been split into 3 sections A-L, M & N-Z.

Currently 1,770 author pages.

Authors A-L

Author Pages ending in M.

Authors N-Z

Books by Category – a list of books by category

BookPage (online access)

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Current Oak Lawn Library Friends Newsletter – Feb. 2021 – Volume 10 Issue 1

Novel Discussion Book Club is meeting monthly. The February book is “Daughters of the Samurai: a journey from East to West and back” by Janice P. Nimura

“In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors– Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda– grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels feted by newspapers across the nation. The passionate friendships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan– a land grown foreign to them– determined to revolutionize women’s education. Based on in-depth archival research in Japan and in the United States, Daughters of the Samurai is beautifully, cinematically written, a fascinating lens through which to view an extraordinary historical moment”–Provided by publisher.

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