Sophie and the Rising Sun PDF ½ Sophie and PDF/EPUB

Sophie and the Rising Sun PDF ½ Sophie and PDF/EPUB

Sophie and the Rising Sun [PDF / Epub] ✎ Sophie and the Rising Sun ☂ Augusta Trobaugh – A radiant novel that gets the rhythms and cadences of small town life exactly right An unforgettable story of a time when the world lost its innocence and of a town that finds its redemption in an ext A radiant novel that gets the rhythms the Rising MOBI ò and cadences of Sophie and PDF/EPUB or small town life exactly right An unforgettable story of a time and the Rising Epub Ý when the world lost its innocence and of a town that finds its redemption in an extraordinary loveSalty Creek is a sleepy Georgia town where everyone knows everyone else's business along with their place in the hierarchy of color class and family history Strangers rarely enter their midst and a mysterious arrival in the spring of soon sets tongues waggingA uiet unassuming man with a secret history of his own Mr Oto is taken in as a gardener by Miss Anne the town's conscience and its heart with no illusions about Salty Creek or its inhabitants One of these is Sophie who lost her love during World War I and has resigned herself to a passionless existence taking care of her mother and two maiden aunts Then one day she and Mr Oto speak for the first time To Mr Oto whose heart has been full from the moment he saw Sophie it is one of life's miracles when they finally break the silence of the beauty of words unspokenWhen the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and Mr Oto's newfound life comes under siege it is Miss Anne who once again comes to his rescue in an act of uncommon courage and sacrifice As for Sophie who has fallen in love with Mr Oto she must decide how much she is willing to risk for a future with this man who has brought such joy into her life.

  • Paperback
  • 213 pages
  • Sophie and the Rising Sun
  • Augusta Trobaugh
  • English
  • 10 April 2016
  • 9780452283497

About the Author: Augusta Trobaugh

Augusta Trobaugh is the author of three the Rising MOBI ò previous novels Sophie Sophie and PDF/EPUB or and the Rising Sun Resting in the Bosom of the Lamb and the Rising Epub Ý and Praise Jerusalem a semi finalist in the Pirates Alley Faulkner competition She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Georgia with a concentration in American and Southern literature Her work has been funded through the Georgia Council of the Arts.

10 thoughts on “Sophie and the Rising Sun

  1. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    This is a gentle elegantly told story almost Japanese in it's simple and lyrical telling Mr Oto is a lonely American Japanese who has run away from his family in California and become a gardener for a Southern lady Miss Anne in a small seaside town in Georgia Sophie is a middle aged lady who has spent her life unmarried taking care of first her mother and then her elderly aunts They strike up an unlikely friendship but when news of Pearl Harbour reaches the town Sophie realises Mr Oto is in danger from those in the small minded town who judge people on their appearance Mr Oto is a wonderful character Ms Anne is warm and caring and Sophie prickly and reserved in the beginning starts to thaw and grow as her friendship with Mr Oto develops The author weaves the Japanese fable of the crane wife through their story linking Mr Oto to his ancestry and his relationship with Sophie and this adds another beautiful element to this lovely tale

  2. Dale Harcombe Dale Harcombe says:

    A beautiful book set in the Georgian town of Salty Creek where we meet Mr Oto an American of Japanese descent He is employed my Miss Anne as her gardener Miss Anne is an engaging character and Mr Oto is as unassuming as this understated novel The other main characters is Sophie who has spent much of her life caring for her mother and maiden aunts she found love only to have it ripped away from her Then she meets Mr Oto A friendship forms But it comes to the attention of Miss Ruth neighbourhood busybody and gossip When Japan bombs Pearl Harbour Miss Anne realises with feelings running high something must be done about Mr OtoI fell in love with this story from the first page It is as delicate and artful as a haiku or the beautiful crane on the cover of my copy If you are looking for a fast paced story filled with action this will not suit you But if you want to sink into a book of poetic prose images and charming characters struggling against the fear and racism of the time this should appeal I thoroughly enjoyed it and liked the way the legend of the crane wife was integral in the story Some people might uery the ending I thought it was perfect I will be very interested to read another book by this author I feel privileged to have spent time with this short but stunning novel

  3. Tracey Tracey says:

    I had no idea what to expect from this Netgalley book I knew the synopsis basically that a middle aged spinster forms a friendship perhaps with the Japanese gardener working for a friend right at the onset of America's involvement in WWII; that could go any number of ways The way Sophie and the Rising Sun went was utterly beautiful Mr Oto and that is all I'm going to call him as his given name deserves the reveal it gets is a lovely lovely character a man who has done a bit of drifting and is mildly startled to find himself fifty years old and gardening in Georgia Sophie is a woman who has spent her entire life tending to the old ladies in her life her mother and two elderly aunts and now that they have all passed on she is doing some drifting of her own continuing in the same direction like an object in motion remaining in motion without any outside influence As the two drift together something happens If this had been all there was to the story a gently growing connection between two people of different races and very different backgrounds it would have been a good book Placing a significant step in the growth of the relationship on the morning of December 7 1947 helped push it over into something beyond good With the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes instantaneously a rage against the Japanese or anyone who might be Japanese which sadly which is reminiscent of the backlash against anyone perceived as Muslim in the time right after 911 A layer is peeled back from the soft and gentle Southern way of life and what lies underneath is dangerous Suddenly the town busybody Ruth is than just a plaguey nuisance she is a very real threat to not only what is emerging between Sophie and Mr Oto but to their safety Theirs and that of anyone who helps them There is a rather Asian feel to the story telling elegant and reserved echoing the description of Mr Oto's painting one of those fictional pieces I'd love to be able to see This is no ordinary romance novel where two people begin tearing each other's clothes off twelve minutes after they meet The romance at its heart is gentler harking back to older novels in the uiet intensity of feeling Loved itThe usual disclaimer I received this book via Netgalley for review

  4. Pamela Pickering Pamela Pickering says:

    If you're looking for a gentle heartwarming love story this is the story for you Don't expect any hot sex scenes lust or strife just the tender approach of love for an unlikely couple The story is well written and can be read uickly a good choice for a rainy day It's too bad they don't write stories like this any uite a gem

  5. Nicole Nicole says:

    There is nothing better than just stumbling upon a book while perusing at the library knowing nothing about it and discovering that you have found a gem That’s how it was with this one—Sophie and the Rising Sun which I only picked up because my daughter’s name was in the title It turned out to be such a lovely story It’s a uick read—only about 200 pages—perfect for a rainy day

  6. Shari Larsen Shari Larsen says:

    A very moving story about an extraordinary love and a town's prejudice during World War II Set in the sleepy town of Salty Creek Georgia where strangers are rare an unassuming stranger arrives; a uiet Japanese man in his 50's with secrets of his own He becomes a new beginning for lonely Sophie who lost her first love during World War I She has resigned herself to a life of living alone but that changes when she meets Mr Oto When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor Mr Oto's newfound life comes under siege he can't be certain of his safety even in Salty Creek Sophie must now decide how much she is willing to risk her life a future with a man who has brought such joy into her lifeI really enjoyed this story; if you like author Nicholas Sparks you will probably enjoy this story too I think this would be great made into a movie and I can totally see Kate Winslett playing Sophie

  7. Karen Karen says:

    This book made me feelpoetic That doesn't happen to me a lot It has romance but not the butterfly in the stomach kindthe actual learn what love feels like kind The learning and growing and accepting and understanding that takes place in so many of the characters was really inspiring There was nothing particularly beautiful in the book but I would say it leaves you with a sense of beauty True beauty I loved how it switched back and forth between Miss Anne and narrator By the end of the book I really loved Miss Anne I wanted to go and visit her myself The book follows the pace of life for this small town Slow but full of heart and meaning This is one I would revisit

  8. Cris Anne Imperial Cris Anne Imperial says:

    Oh how lovely This book will leave a smile on your face after finishing I love all the dialogues both the spoken and unspoken ones It is simple and refreshing a sweet love story without trying too hard It is a novel with uncomplicated decisions from the main characters and it allows the readers to indulge on a basic blissful life Oh how lovely

  9. Jacqueline J Jacqueline J says:

    Lovely sweet story of two 50somethings finding love at the start of the second world war The hero was an extremely mild mannered man of Japanese descent and the heroine was a spinster who had spent her whole life looking after her mother and aunts Most of the story was told through the eyes of the hero I really enjoyed how he felt so much for the heroine without even really knowing her And after they met he really treated her like a princess I loved the description of the painting that he did of her and would have loved to really see itThe book was a fast read but the story was slow moving and rather lyrical The imagery was lovely and the relationship seemed destined and trueI could have used just a bit concreteness at the end but all in all a very sweet storyI received this from netGalley for review

  10. SheAintGotNoShoes SheAintGotNoShoes says:

    Gorgeous simply gorgeousI saw this film when I borrowed it late last year from the library and saw that it was based on a novel and I loved the movie so much I knew I had to read the book I bought myself a copy and only got around to it this week and it did not disappoint in the leastA beautiful and gentle story and a real page turnerLOVE 💜💜💜

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