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APA Literature Book Club - Meet the Author: "Photographic Memories: A Story of Shinjitsu" (by a Stanford Alumna)

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Wed, July 29, 2020
05:00PM - 06:30PM
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Ms. Angela Zhang

APA Literature Book Club - Meet the Author: Photographic Memories: A Story of Shinjitsu (by a Stanford Alumna)
Co-author and SAPAAC member Risa Shimoda '77 has recently published a book titled, Photographic Memories: A Story of Shinjitsu which tells a story of passion, resourcefulness and diligence for sharing beauty, through the lens of her dad’s pursuit of his professional passion. Her father's journey includes: a three-week long, trans-Pacific, ocean crossing without family or friends at the age of nine; a perilous evacuation from California in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; refuge with a Mormon ‘refugee’ family in Utah; arrests for suspected espionage/treason; and federal internment he had so earnestly sought to avoid.

Authors Risa Shimoda and Bob Fleshner will read a few passages from the book, then hold a Q&A session. Completion of the book is not a requirement, and all are welcome to attend!

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A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the event.

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