Sophie and the Rising Sun

Sophie and the Rising Sun

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Baker & Taylor
Setting the sleepy Georgia town of Salty Creek on its' ear with his arrival, Mr. Oto is taken in as a gardner by Miss Anne, the town's conscience, and soon enounters Sophie, a quiet woman who steals his heart, but when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Mt. Oto is forced to reexamine his new surroundings and Sophie must decide how far she will go in the name of love, in a richly textured novel filled with unforgettable characters. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Salty Creek is a sleepy Georgia town where everyone knows everyone else's business, along with their place in the hierarchy of color, class, and family history. Strangers rarely enter their midst, and a mysterious arrival in the spring of 1939 soon sets tongues wagging.
A quiet, unassuming man with a secret history of his own, Mr. Oto is taken in as a gardener by Miss Anne, the town's conscience - and its heart - with no illusions about Salty Creek or its inhabitants. One of these is Sophie, who lost her love during World War I and has resigned herself to a passionless existence taking care of her mother and maiden aunts. Then one day, she and Mr. Oto speak for the first time. To Mr. Oto, whose heart has been full from the moment he saw Sophie, it is one of life's miracles - when they finally break the silence of "the beauty of words unspoken."
When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and Mr. Oto's newfound life comes under siege, it is Miss Anne who once again comes to his rescue in an act of uncommon courage and sacrifice. As for Sophie, who has fallen in love with Mr. Oto, she must decide how much she is willing to risk for a future with this man who has brought such joy into her life.

Baker
& Taylor

When Mr. Oto arrives in Salty Creek, Georgia, kind Miss Anne takes him in and widow Sophie rediscovers new joy after meeting him, but the relationships are tested after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and Mr. Oto's new life is besieged.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2001
ISBN: 9780525946274
0525946276
Branch Call Number: F TRO
Characteristics: 213p. ; 22cm

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AL_CYNTHIA Dec 20, 2016

A real taste of the South with characters you can almost see!

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