Barbed wire and cherry blosoms by Anita Heiss

cynthia-barbed-wire-and-cherry-blossomsThis book is described as a love story, but I think the biases of 1940s Australian society play a bigger role in this story. How people were treated – based on White, Aboriginal, Italian or Japanese made a big impression on me. I was not sure how the story would end up and I think Anita Heiss ended the story beautifully and made sense of the characters. This is a story we have all heard about, but told a little bit differently.

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