Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield
Although I've long enjoyed historical fiction about World War 2, I've never read or thought much about the Japanese internment camps during the war. I knew about them in a vague, offhand way; but it just never was something I had read much about.
Garden of Stones is an historical fiction novel about Lucy, a young girl sent to a Japanese camp during the war. It is a story told as flashbacks of sorts as Lucy's daughter, Patty is seeking to discover more about her mother's former life when her mother is accused of murder.
It was full of unexpected twists that kept me interested. And the love of a mother for her daughter was an overwhelming theme that resonated with me as a mother. The characters were well-developed and interesting to get to know. The historical context was very thought-provoking. I haven't read anything else by Sophie Littlefield, but I will be checking out more of her work.
I give this one an R rating for some content- no descriptive intimacy but the implication of acts of intimacy and the cruelties of war- and a 4.5 star rating.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.