Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - The Last Cherry Blossom

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine

The Last Cherry Blossom - Kathleen Burkinshaw

From Goodreads: 
Following the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, this is a new very personal story to join Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. 

Yuriko was happy growing up in Hiroshima when it was just her and Papa. But her aunt Kimiko and her cousin Genji are living with them now, and the family is getting bigger with talk of a double marriage! And while things are changing at home, the world beyond their doors is even more unpredictable. World War II is coming to an end, and Japan's fate is not entirely clear, with any battle losses being hidden from its people. Yuriko is used to the sirens and the air-raid drills, but things start to feel more realwhen the neighbors who have left to fight stop coming home. When the bomb hits Hiroshima, it's through Yuriko's twelve -year-old eyes that we witness the devastation and horror. 

Release Date: August 2, 2016 


  1. Oh this one will be heart-breaking to read. I still remember the first time I read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. That book has stuck with me growing up. Adding this one to my TBR. Thanks for sharing :)
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  2. Oh wow. This seems rather interesting. I've never read anything set in that period in Japan so I'm truly intrigued by this book. I can't really see the title but I do like the depth of the cover. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books