Thursday, September 23, 2021
Clark and Division
Investigation. Naomi Hirahara’s novel titled, Clark and Division, pulls readers into an investigation into a death in Chicago in 1944 that introduced me to things most readers probably don’t know about Chicago during World War II. Inspired by historical events, Hirahara tells us about the lives of Japanese Americans who went from productive lives to internment to resettlement far away from their former homes. Protagonist Aki Ito and her parents arrive in Chicago to join Aki’s sister Rose who arrived before them. Just before their arrival, Rose was killed by a subway train. Twenty-year-old Aki wants to find out the truth about Rose’s death which was ruled suicide. Fans of mysteries will love the investigation. Readers who enjoy historical fiction will enjoy learning about the lives of Japanese Americans in Chicago in 1944. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Clark and Division from amazon.com.