by Asha Lemmie
Submitted by Cabrina L.
Set in 1940's Japan, the main character Noriko Kamiza is the product of an affair between an African American man and her mother, who was a married Japanese aristocrat. Abandoned by her mother, Noriko is forced to live with her Japanese Grandmother who locked Noriko away in an attic. That is just the beginning of her heart wrenching lonely life.
This book was beautifully written yet tragic at the same time. Through it all Nori persevered.
I can't stop thinking about this book and I am looking forward to this author's next one. A great read!