Thursday, January 5, 2012
Camp Nine by: Vivienne Schiffer
This new book at the Genoa Branch Library, is historical fiction about an interment camp for the Japanese built in Arkansas. The author of this book grew up in the Arkansas Delta town of Rohwer, which was the site of the Rohwer Relocation Center. She based this book on the Rohwer Relocation Center. This story is primarily about a widow and her young daughter and how this camp changes their lives. Some secrets Chess, the daughter, doesn't find out about until she is an adult and her mother is dead. I found this book to be a very interesting snapshot of what it must have been like for people living in the Interment Camps, as well as though living near them.
Reviewed by: Mimi Fintel, Branch Manager at Genoa Branch Library