Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

Book - 2013
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"It's 1943 and the Japanese war machine has swallowed up Shanghai, the once-thriving "Paris of the East," upending life for its Chinese population as well as the city's thousands of American, British and officially stateless European residents. Newlyweds Dr. Franz Adler and his wife, Soony Yi, known to all as Sunny, struggle to keep the city's only hospital for refugee Jews open, while Shanghai's Allied citizens are interned in squalid camps outside the city. The Japanese force 20,000 Jewish refugees, including the Adlers, to relocate to a one-square-kilometre area in the slums of the city--the Shanghai Ghetto. For those trapped inside, heat, starvation and disease are constant threats. Sunny is tempted in to the dangerous embrace of the local Resistance movement, while a mysterious Chinese man brought critically wounded to the hospital may represent an even greater threat. Meanwhile, as the tide of the war begins turning in the rest of the world, the local Nazis maintain a persistent, menacing interest in Shanghai's Jewish population."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins,, 2013
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781443404686
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 23 cm


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Jan 05, 2018

Loved this trilogy of life in Shanghai during WWII. Riveting story, throughly enjoyed the story and the history lesson. I had no idea this even happened in Shanghai. Too bad the third one is not available from WCLS system. I had to get it from the library in Canada.

Dec 05, 2013

Was so looking forward to this sequel, and made allowances for the rehash of the plot from the Far Side of the Sky, but I just could not get interested in this one. Pity!

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