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The Yokota Officers Club: A Novel

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The Yokota Officers Club: A Novel

After a year away at college, military brat Bernadette Root has come "home"; to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, to spend the summer with her bizarre yet comforting clan. Ruled by a strict, regimented Air Force Major father, but grounded in their mother's particular brand of humor, Bernie's family was destined for military greatness during the glory days of the mid-'50s. But in Base life, where an unkempt lawn is cause for reassignment, one fateful misstep changed the Roots' world forever. Yet the family's silence cannot keep the wounds of the past from reemerging . . . nor can the memory fade of beloved Fumiko, the family's former maid, whose name is now verboten. And the secrets long ago covered up in classic military style–through elimination and denial–are now forcing their way to the surface for a return engagement.

The Yokota Officers Club: A Novel
by Sarah Bird

  • Publication Date: October 29, 2002
  • Paperback: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 0345452771
  • ISBN-13: 9780345452771