BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4148@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130504T000000Z DTEND:20130504T000000Z DESCRIPTION:JAMsj will present another compelling book talk\, this time wit h author Naomi Hirahara. She will discuss her latest book\, Strawberry Yel low\, on May 4\, 2013\, at 1:00 p.m at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj). This book is Naomi's fifth book in her Edgar-winning detect ive series. This series features a curmudgeon of a Japanese-American garde ner and unwitting detective\, Mas Arai. He is a memorable protagonist unli ke any other: a Hiroshima survivor\, gardener\, widower\, gambler\, grandf ather\, and solver of crimes. In Strawberry Yellow\, he returns to the Cal ifornia strawberry farms of his youth and encounters not only family intri gue but also danger and eventually murder.\n\nHirahara was born in Pasaden a\, California. Her father Isamu (known as &quot\;Sam&quot\;)\, was also b orn in California\, but was taken to Hiroshima\, Japan\, as an infant. He was only miles away from the epicenter of the atomic bomb blast in 1945\, yet managed to survive. Naomi's mother Mayumi (known as&quot\;May&quot\;) was born in Hiroshima and lost her father in the blast. Shortly after the end of World War II\, Sam returned to Los Angeles and eventually establish ed himself in the gardening and landscaping trade.\n \n For more details a bout Naomi Hirahara and her books\, visit http://www.naomihirahara.com/ . \n &nbsp\; \n Cost: Entry is free with admission to the museum (non-member s\, $5\; students and seniors over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj members and childre n under 12\, free).&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\; \n &nbsp\;\n To RSVP\, contact PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call the JAMsj office at (4 08) 294-3138. SUMMARY:Book Talk with Naomi Hirahara Author of Strawberry Yellow URL:/en/events/2013/05/04/book-talk-with-naomi-hirahara-author-of-strawberr / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR