STATUS: Enjoyed a quiet day because of the Passover holiday. I caught up on a lot of emails.
What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? CUTS LIKE A KNIFE by Bryan Adams
If you have read HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, you’ll know that in the front matter of the book, there is a picture of a Japanese girl circa 1942. She’s wearing a tag on her jacket and it’s implied that she is leaving for the internment camps.
It’s a powerful picture.
The week before last, Jamie was doing a reading/signing at Woodland Reads. He discovered that the young girl in the photo is still alive and lived nearby. So he invited Mae Yanagi to come and be his special secret guest.
And she did! Okay, I got a shiver just looking at the pics so here they are.
She stuck around and signed books with Jamie for the whole evening. How cool is that?