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April 13, 2004 > Meet the Author: Jeannie Wakatsuki Houston

Meet the Author: Jeannie Wakatsuki Houston

Author of The Legend of the Fire Horse Woman and Farewell to Manzanar

The Alameda County Library proudly presents an evening with author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, at the Fremont Library, Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Houston is the co-author of the critically acclaimed work Farewell to Manzanar, a memoir of her experiences in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The Legend of the Fire Horse Woman, her most recent work, takes us back to Manzanar following the story of three generations of women. Author Maxine Hong Kingston sings the praises of The Legend of the Fire Horse Woman:
"I love each one of the girls and women whose adventures, guided by signs, dreams and spirits, take them from old-world Japan to modern America. Sayo, Hana and Terri will long live in our hearts."

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn about Ms. Houston's experiences in Manzanar and how that event shaped her life and became a vehicle for her writing talents. This free event is made possible with the generous support of the Alameda County Library Foundation. Copies of the books will be available for purchase with the book signing.

Fremont Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Blvd. and is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be made available with 7 days notice. For more information call (510) 745-1401.

 
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