Carnegie Mellon Press Publishes "Dear Gloria: Homesick for America in Wartime Japan"-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Carnegie Mellon Press Publishes "Dear Gloria: Homesick for America in Wartime Japan"

Seventy years ago this week, Pearl Harbor was attacked, forcing the United States into World War II, and forever changing the lives of many - including Japanese citizens living in America. This tempestuous time is now documented first-hand through the words of a young girl who found herself in a love triangle with two nations at war.

Published by Carnegie Mellon University Press on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, "Dear Gloria: Homesick for America in Wartime Japan" is the diary of Japanese teenager Toneko Kimura, written in the form of letters to her childhood best friend, Gloria Goodman. Kimura, then 13, started the diary after leaving the United States, where she had been living since she was 5 years old.

Read the full press release online or find more information about the book on the Carnegie Mellon Press website.