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  • Title: Camp Nine
  • Author: Vivienne Schiffer
  • ISBN: 9781557289728
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Camp Nine, a relocation camp for Japanese Americans, is built near tiny Rook, Arkansas, Chess Morton becomes involved with two young internees and an American soldier who has some connection with her mother s past.
    Camp Nine When Camp Nine a relocation camp for Japanese Americans is built near tiny Rook Arkansas Chess Morton becomes involved with two young internees and an American soldier who has some connection with

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    1. Vivienne Schiffer s Camp Nine is a quiet, moving coming of age story detailing life at fictionalized Camp Nine, a place teeming with life and culture in the 1940s In modern times, it s difficult to believe that places like this actually existed on American soil but while reading, I had to remember the mayhem that followed the dark days after Sept 11, 2001 The rampant fear and uncertainty The chaos and confusion After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the American people struggled to make sens [...]

    2. Based on personal experiences of the author who lived in Arkansas when Japanese citizens were forced into relocation centers, this remarkable story is told by a young girl trying to make sense of a mother s complicated indignation Family dynamics, race and class, and the Blues connect in a love story intertwined with history and horror at the situation Perhaps the novel s truth comes as Chess, the young narrator, attempts to understand her beloved Arkansas Delta When David Matsui, her new Japane [...]

    3. This book tells a fictionalized account of the interned Japanese US citizens during WWII A camp was set up in Arkansas and our government moved law abiding CITIZENS to a military base simply because they were Japanese It was one of the worst offenses post slavery that this country had sanctioned.Chess Morton is just a child when the Camp is established on land that was hers her grandfather is guardian of her estate and he sells it to the government She is of the landed gentry in the area and ver [...]

    4. Just finished reading the novel Camp Nine by Vivienne Schiffer I was moved by the story, a first person telling of the years that Japanese Americans were interned at a fictional detainment camp in Arkansas, on the Mississippi The story is based on the Rohwer Relocation Center, and the narrator is a pre teen white girl, negotiating the class and racial divides so powerful in the Deep South in the 1940s and beyond One heroine and focal point of the tale is the narrator s mother, a widow of Italian [...]

    5. I found this book in the new fiction section at the library one morning Once again, a historical fiction novel set in my favorite time period Unlike the others, this one takes place in the USA For the first time, or my first time anyways, I found a WWII book about America that wasn t directly about the war This story takes place in Arkansas A young girl and her mother are living on the large plantation, near the parents of the deceased husband There s not much to do in this little town except ta [...]

    6. Page 121 It would be many years before America would become accustomed to talk like that, the idea that the world at large is alive, not just something to plow up and chop down and bend to our will But they were the same sentiments I d heard from Ruby Jean and her family Despite the atrocities they were forced to commit against the earth with our newfangled chemicals and poisons, they maintained a reverence and respect for nature that went far beyond our desire for dominance over what we could n [...]

    7. Following an all things Asian or the like appetite I was picking up any book with an almond blossom on the cover for sure Camp Nine was about the internment camps for the Japanese in the United States during WWII Not a world shattering expose but a well told story with believable characters struggling to find a sense of belonging in a greater tale of war and the many forgotten victims.I was only little aware of the camps, so I was thankful for Schiffer giving voice to a page often left out of th [...]

    8. Very easy to read and an interesting story My biggest compliant was that the author tried to add drama and intrigue into a story that was really pretty simple Lots of Little did I know that telling him that would change the course of his life forever, etc etc Overall though, it was enjoyable and an important piece of American history to be told.

    9. Raised by her headstrong mother and near her disapproving but wealthy grandparents, Chess is a product of the time and the land, in an era where land still defined American status and wealth However, the world is not all peaceful and bucolic in Vivienne Schiffer s Camp Nine Pearl Harbor has dragged America into the second World War, and the government buys land in the Arkansas Delta from Chess s grandfather, Mr Morton, for an internment camp for Japanese citizens from San Francisco The community [...]

    10. For some strange reason, I ve been reading a lot of books this year that relates a story during World War II I ve never been a big fan of war history or that particular time period, so I have found it all that curious that I seem to be reading everything that comes my way that deals with that era of history They have for the most part been nonfiction and the few fiction books have been mysteries or Gothic that just happens to be set during that period Up until this point, I hadn t read a fictio [...]

    11. Overall, a well researched book that suffered from a weak protagonist Unfortunately, Chess is too much of a passive observer She is constantly pushed into acting as opposed to asserting herself as an actor in the story You could almost say this was her mother s story, but Chess assures us it s hers, too I would have been convinced of that had she been aware, eager to learn who she was, who her family was, and how Camp Nine affected her life She s still playing catch up years later, which only [...]

    12. Original review posted hereFor such a small book 151 pages , this one sure packs a punch.I know very little about the camps created here in the states for the Japanese after Pearl Harbor But over the last year, I ve been reading fiction about the horrible treatment not only received by the Japanese, but other immigrants during that time period Also, see Lost in Shangri La by Mitchell Zuckoff.This book tells a fictional story of Camp Nine , based on a camp that was located in the authors hometow [...]

    13. Camp Nine by Vivienne Schiffer is told from the point of view of Cecilia Chess Morton as she looks back on her time in Desha County, Arkansas, during the late 1940s when Camp Nine was erected near her childhood home As a child, she grew up without a father, but she had a mother who doted on her, though she often butts heads with Chess grandfather, who owned half, if not , of the town, Rook Her grandfather controlled much of Chess land inheritance and sold a good portion of land, which he deemed [...]

    14. Schiffer is an incredible writer The story is very interesting and Schiffer gives just enough information throughout the story to help the reader understand yet also leaves room for the imagination.Camp Nine is based on Rohwer Relocation Center, a camp in eastern Arkansas in the Delta area Looking back on this time in history through a 21st century lens, it is hard to believe that such a thing could take place today, this would be considered racial profiling.And yet I cannot judge history too ha [...]

    15. Chess Morton lives on a large plantation slab of land in rural Arkansas with her widowed mother Her paternal grandparents live on the same land in a mansion Chess and her mother get by with minimal contact with her grandparents as the adults are always in a conflict over something The latest conflict stems from the selling of Camp Nine, land that was left to Chess, to the US Government to use for a Japanese Internment Camp The story is engrossing and very well written Chess and her mother become [...]

    16. Lovely, quick reading story of a young girl growing up in Arkansas during WWII Japanese families are moved from California to a camp near her home The interaction of her and her mother with these families, as well as an officer from her mother s past, make for a great story Chess, the young woman, is wise beyond her years and I really liked her, as well as her spirited but resigned mother The problems of the confined Japanese gave me a picture of what this time must have been like for them They [...]

    17. This book gave me a good view into the lives of Japanese American internees I didn t know there was a camp in the east and a bit of the townsfolk nearby Though obviously centered on the protagonist, a young white girl whose grandfather owns a huge plantation in that swampy part of Arkansas, we still learn quite a bit about Japanese American culture and society It certainly made me squirm to read again about how horribly the U.S can treat its own citizens I would have liked to have known what oth [...]

    18. This review was deleted following s purchase of GoodReads The review can still be viewed via LibraryThing, where my profile can be found here.I m also in the process of building a database at Booklikes, where I can be found here.If you read liked clicked through to see this review here on GR, many thanks.

    19. I had just finished reading Hotel on the Corner Between Bitter and Sweet when I pick up this book from the library Both books center around internment camps for US Japanese citizens during WWII I really enjoyed both books and am glad that I read them together Camp Nine evokes a sense of place and atmosphere that envelopped me and drew me in A world of racism and sexism in which everyone is trying to find a place where they can peacefully exist Highly recommended.

    20. This should be on the reading list right next to To Kill a Mockingbird.The imagery is beautiful without overwhelming the reader or taxing your patience The story itself examines the less talked about Japanese relocation camps of WWII in the rural American south Arkansas in this instance.The characters are very much alive and rich You have a vested interest in all of them and they are all very human and true to nature This will go on my shelves as a classic.

    21. This novel, which reads like a memoir, is about a Japanese internment camp in Arkansas just outside a fictional tiny, poor town but based on a real place While the author does describe life in the camp, the main character is a young white girl who lives next to the camp and her growing awareness of the injustices being committed in her backyard White black relations of the time are explored in detail and provide an interesting counterpoint to white Japanese relations.

    22. A great read True to the place and time We relocated to the Arkansas Delta several years ago In some ways things are different than in the book, but in others they are not I understand there is nothing left to commemorate camp nine but a small concrete markera shame ,really, that such a piece of american history isn t preserved in a better manner I guess it s truee delta gets everything eventually

    23. Another amazing book Short and sweet Gives a clear picture of what it was like being raised in the South It talks about the racism and how people on the levee in Arkansas related, or didn t, to the japanese who were interned near their homes I appreciated the connection that was made between Chess and her mother and the folks in the internment camp near them.

    24. Set in southern Arkansas, where a Japanese internment camp once existed, this novel is about racial relations and hatred in the Delta in 1942 and the things people choose not to know It s also about one woman s efforts to make a difference I read this short novel for my book club I may write later on my blog.

    25. By the end of the story, readers will begin to understand the complex dynamics between various communities The book also provides a deeply disturbing view of the Japanese American internment camps and their effects on individual families.Read the rest of the review.

    26. The isolation and internment of American Japanese people in the 1940 s is something I knew very little about Camp Nine, an internment camp in Arkansas, gave me a glimpse into the living conditions, isolation, racism and hardships that innocent Japanese Americans had to face, following the actions of their homeland.

    27. Twelve year old Chess Morton s quiet life in the Arkansas delta changes abruptly after her wealthy landowning grandfather sells some worthless land to the government for the purpose of housing 10,000 Japanese Americans from the West coast in an internment camp during World War II Published by a university press but perfectly suitable for either adult or young adult audiences.

    28. The three populations in the south and their interactions with each other are what makes this book interesting Ms Schiffer needed to write deeper in order to develop certain relationships intimately The point of view of the young daughter kept it at arm s length There was potential for shock and rage, through flashback or artful dialog perhaps It was ho hum and an easy read.

    29. Good read with historical insight into the Japanese intern camp nightmare that occurred during WWII that landed thousands of Japanese Americans in camps, a couple of which were in Arkansas If you don t know about this episode in our nation s or Arkansas history, you will find this one interesting.

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