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!!> Reading ➽ The Gods of Heavenly Punishment  ➶ Author Jennifer Cody Epstein – Submitalink.info In This Evocative And Thrilling Epic Novel, Fifteen Year Old Yoshi Kobayashi, Child Of Japan S New Empire, Daughter Of An Ardent Expansionist And A Mother With A Haunting Past, Is On Her Way Home On A March Night When American Bombers Shower Her City With Napalm An Attack That Leaves One Hundred Thousand Dead Within Hours And Half The City In Ashen Ruins In The Days That Follow, Yoshi S Old Life Will Blur Beyond Recognition, Leading Her To A New World Marked By Destruction And Shaped By Those Considered The Enemy Cam, A Downed Bomber Pilot Taken Prisoner By The Imperial Japanese Army Anton, A Gifted Architect Who Helped Modernize Tokyo S Prewar Skyline But Is Now Charged With Destroying It And Billy, An Occupation Soldier Who Arrives In The Blackened City With A Dark Secret Of His Own Directly Or Indirectly, Each Will Shape Yoshi S Journey As She Seeks Safety, Love, And Redemption. I had a chance to review this book on Fiction Addict You can getgreat fiction recommendations there Here is the review.As I read The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, I felt as if I was slowly flipping through an album of snapshots showing an amazing period of history We often think when looking at our friends snapshots, if only these pictures could tell me their story In this case, Jennifer Cody Epstein had the characters step out of their pict I had a chance to review this book on Fiction Addict You can getgreat fiction recommendations there Here is the review.As I read The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, I felt as if I was slowly flipping through an album of snapshots showing an amazing period of history We often think when looking at our friends snapshots, if only these pictures could tell me the Chilling, absorbing, unique, humorous and heart breaking All those adjectives come to mind when I think to describe Jennifer Cody Epstein s book The God s of Punishment It s part historical account churned with love stories and family dysfunction It s character driven in the most powerful of ways This is a book I will remember among the many this year.I have read several accounts of the war between America and Japan, but none so specifically personal as this one The characters are captiva Chilling, absorbing, unique, humorous and heart breaking All those adjectives come to mind when I think to describe Jennifer Cody Epstein s book The God s of Punishment It s part historical account churned with love stories and family dysfunction It s character driven in the most powerful of ways This is a book I will remember among the many this year.I have read several accounts of the war between America and Japan, but none so specifically personal as this one The characters are captivating as immediate relat A lush and eloquent portrait of humanity This heartbreaking, sensual and suspenseful novel opened my eyes to some grim and also inspiring realities about the second World War As with her previous novel, The Painter From Shan I ve said it before and I ll say it again Learning new things is my favorite part about reading This book opened my eyes to the events in Japan both before and after WWII The Gods of Heavenly Punishment is told from the point of view of a young Japanese girl, certainly like nothing I ve read before.The characters lives are interconnected in interesting, yet plausible, ways The men and women that people this story are convincing and genuine Days after reading this I can t stop thinking of th I ve said it before and I ll say it again Learning new things is my favorite part about reading This book opened my eyes to the events in Japan both before and after WWII The Gods of Heavenly Punishment is told from the point of view of a young Japanese girl, certainly like nothing I ve read before.The characters lives are interconnected in interesting, yet plausible, ways The men and women that people Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at Cody Epstein s The Gods of Heavenly Punishment is unlike any WWII fiction I ve ever picked up In many ways it is a personal story, driven by individual experiences, but at the same time it is a war story, shaped by the contention of two nations vying to defeat one another.As far as favorite character, it is a toss up between Hana and Anton Hana is glamorous, intelligent, but emotionally com Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at Cody Epstein s The Gods of Heavenly Punishment is unlike any WWII fiction I ve ever picked up In many ways it is a personal story, driven by individual experiences, but at the same time it is a war story, shaped by the contention of two nations vying to defeat one another.As far as favorite character, it is a toss up between Hana and Anton Hana is glamorous, intelligent, but emotionally complex From the beginning it is clear her story will be marred by tragedy, but I couldn t help being drawn to her, couldn t help hoping her story would have a happy ending Then there is Anton Other characters are affected by the war, directly or indirectly, but no one else suffers such emotional conflict and inner turmoil as the American architect who The horrendous atrocities of war and the delicate strength of the human spirit are all wrapped up in this novel about the firebombing of Tokyo during World War II THE GODS OF HEAVENLY PUNISHMENT is a work of art and beauty and I will read it again to ease the tensions which continue to cross my mind and disrupt my awareness I dare you to read this and not be swept up THE GODS OF HEAVENLY PUNISHMENT is shocking and delicate in equal measure Debra Dean, author, of THE MADONNAS Of LENINGRAD The horrendous atrocities of war and the delicate strength of the human spirit are all wrapped up in this novel about the firebombing of Tokyo during World War II THE GODS OF HEAVENLY PUNISHMENT is a work of art and beauty and I will read it again to ease the tensions which continue to cross my mind and disrupt my awareness I dare you to read this and not be swept up THE GODS OF HEAVENLY PUNISHMENT is shocking and delicate in equal measure Debra Dean, author, of THE MADONNAS Of LENINGRAD on the book jacket This is the story of Yoshi and how war and a host of people will direct her experience of war and lead to her survival She is the daughter of a Japanese builder who has worked with an Architect to change the skyline of Toky It takes a special writer to produce an epic novel Epic and sweeping imply a great breadth of a story line in terms of both time and characters Jennifer Cody Epstein deserves kudos for her new novel, The Gods of the Heavenly Punishment , which takes the reader from Tokyo 1935 to Los Angeles 1962, with characters who are as different as Japanese and Americans can be in that era The unifying point of the novel is a green ring that survives both love and war and brings those two differen It takes a special writer to produce an epic novel Epic and sweeping imply a great breadth of a story line in terms of both time and characters Jennifer Cody Epstein deserves kudos for her new novel, The Gods of the Heavenly Punishment , which takes Sometimes characters stick with you and that is the case with those in this Novel A bit predictable in some areas, but offers a fresh perspective on prewar Japan through architecture and airmen Americans in Japan and Japanese in America Epstein has crafted a novel that moves back and forth between multiple third person narratives Throughout, she keeps the book moving forward in time as she shifts settings, from 1935 Hamburg, New York to 1962 Los Angeles and gradually begins to intertwine her characters.I suppose the novel could be called sweeping moving as it does through time and back and forth across the Pacific Curiously, I never felt like I was being swept up in a massive story Epstein makes the novel very much the int Epstein has crafted a novel that moves back and forth between multiple third person narratives Throughout, she keeps the book moving forward in time as she shifts settings, from 1935 Hamburg, New York to 1962 Los Angeles and gradually begins to intertwine her characters.I suppose the novel could be called sweeping moving as it does through time and back and forth across the Pacific Curiously, I never felt like I was being swept up in a massive story Epstein makes the novel very much the intimate stories of the people caught up in the war between Japan and the United States Without casting judgment, Epstein uses her characters along with many real life characters to explore the atrocities of war Having just read The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, I was surprised to find myself back in Manchuria during the Japanese occupation but it also made me not ready to read about the torture of soldiers, a direction I was

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