An Evening with Sophie Littlefield

Who: Novelist Sophie Littlefield.Sophie Littlefield


What: Reading and signing her new novel, Garden of Stones.


When: Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 7 PM.


How much: Free. Reservations are appreciated. Make yours by calling (925) 837-7337.


Where: Rakestraw Books.


Why you should care: Lucy Takeda is just fourteen years old, living in Los Angeles, when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are ripped from their home, rounded up—along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans—and taken to the Manzanar prison camp.

Garden of Stones

Buffeted by blistering heat and choking dust, Lucy and Miyako must endure the harsh living conditions of the camp. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring beautiful, vulnerable Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever…and spur her to sins of her own.



Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield weaves a powerful tale of stolen innocence and survival that echoes through generations, reverberating between mothers and daughters. It is a moving chronicle of injustice, triumph and the unspeakable acts we commit in the name of love. Join us for an enjoyable evening.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
550 Hartz Ave
94526 Danville
Garden of Stones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778313526
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mira Books - February 26th, 2013