The Experiences of an American Family in Post-War Japan

by Alyce Stevens Rohrer



Book Details

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Publication Date : 1/20/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 169
ISBN : 9781413494662

About the Book

“This novel is an account of the life of an American family in World War II Japan. Seen through the eyes of the young wife of a skilled and experienced pilot who went to Japan on a contract with Mitsubishi company, her point of view is unique. As a spouse and devoted mother of her two school-age children, her observations of all aspects of life in that new and far environment are full of detail. She tries to understand the Japanese customs, learns the language and the traditional dances, and even teaches. An accomplished pilot herself she graciously, but not without regret, sacrifices her love of flying and dedicates her life to the needs of her family. The patterns of local life, the traditions, as reflected in chapters describing cultural events, the relationships with other Americans working there and with the Japanese, are all described with a high degree of sensitivity, wonder and respect. Alyce Stevens Rohrer is the author of many books. The Girls of Avenger is a captivating account of her flying experiences during World War II as a WASP pilot. This time, she takes us to the Far East. Interlude in Japan is another fictionalized novel based upon personal experiences. Written in great detail, with competence and talent, it is both informative and an uplifting reading experience.”

About the Author

Alyce Stevens Rohrer joined the WASP-Women’s Air Force Service Pilots-during World War II, serving as maintenance test pilot at Perrin Field, Texas. When the war ended she married and traveled to Japan, where she became a teacher at Nanzan University in Nagoya. She has been a teacher of English in El Monte, California for twenty years and now retired, writes novels and short stories