Jan Morrill

The Red Kimono tells it all—the bitterness and pain as well as the joy, pride and patriotism of a people too resilient to be beaten by racism.”

 --Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of Tallgrass and True Sisters

 

This novel is sensitive, bold, and creative; the truth of the experiences herein is nothing less than astonishing and refuses to truck with clichés or easy solutions. This is one of the best books this reviewer has read in years! Highly recommended.

http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-red-kimono/

 --Historical Novel Society as an Editor's Choice

"What distinguishes The Red Kimono from other stories of the Nisei internment is its combination of raw emotional vulnerability and modern relevance. Morrill deftly exploits these dynamics--and the competing themes of race, grief, love and betrayal--in a compelling portrait of the Japanese American experience at the height of America's 'Greatest Generation.'"

http://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=172#m3283

--Shelf Awareness

“Morrill enriches her narrative with accurate cultural values and the everyday details of the American concentration camp experience that bring the era to vivid life. Both heartbreaking and inspirational.”

 

--Gil Asakawa, author of Being Japanese American and the blog, www.nikkeiview.com