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Fifty words for rain : a novel

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"From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance-and the unexpected ally that will change everything-in post-World War II Japan. Kyoto, Japan, 1948. "If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist." Such is eight-year-old Noriko "Nori" Kamiza's first lesson. She will not question why her mother abandoned her with only these final words. She will not fight her confinement to the attic of her grandparents' imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her shameful skin. The illegitimate child of a Japanese aristocrat and her African American GI lover, Nori is an outsider from birth. Though her grandparents take her in, they do so only to conceal her, fearful of a stain on the royal pedigree that they are desperate to uphold in a changing Japan. Obedient to a fault, Nori accepts her solitary life for what it is, despite her natural intellect and nagging curiosity about what lies outside the attic's walls. But when chance brings her legitimate older half-brother, Akira, to the estate that is his inheritance and destiny, Nori finds in him the first person who will allow her to question, and the siblings form an unlikely but powerful bond-a bond their formidable grandparents cannot allow and that will irrevocably change the lives they were always meant to lead. Because now that Nori has glimpsed a world in which perhaps there is a place for her after all, she is ready to fight to be a part of it-a battle that just might cost her everything. Spanning decades and continents, Fifty Words for Rain is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to try to break free"--

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  • 1 of 8 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

5 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Due Date
Avon Free Library FIC LEM (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300563077
Checked out
10/07/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300393421
Checked out
10/10/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Livonia Public Library FIC LEM (Text)
Adult New
52140300595437
Checked out
10/13/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library FIC LEM (Text)
New Fiction
52124300393886
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library FIC LEM (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300796190
Checked out
10/06/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Rose Free Library FIC LEM (Text)
Adult Fiction
52147300084304
Checked out
10/05/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC LEM (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300534660
Checked out
10/04/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library LEM (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300930936
Checked out
09/29/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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