Memories of a Mother's Wartime Courage
"The Flamboya Tree is a fascinating story that will leave the reader informed about a missing piece of the World War II experience, and in awe of one familys survival."
Elizabeth M. Norman
Told through the eyes of a young Clara, who was eight at the end of her familys ordeal, The Flamboya Tree portrays her mothers tenacity, the power of hope and humor, and the buoyancy of a childs spirit. A painting of a flamboya treea treasured possession of the familys former lifemiraculously survived the surprise searches by the often brutal Japanese soldiers and every last-minute flight. Just as her mother carried this painting through the years of imprisonment and the life that followed, so Clara carries her mothers unvanquished spirit through all of her experiences and into the readers heart.
Paperback, 2002, good condition.