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During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas internment camp. She feels hopeless until she meets handsome young Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that love can bloom in even the bleakest circumstances.
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Karin Tanabe is the author of the historical fiction novels The Diplomat’s Daughter (July, 2017), and The Gilded Years, as well as The List and The Price of Inheritance, all published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
A former Politico reporter and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, her work has also appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer and in the anthology Crush: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush.
She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family.