An honest and kind personal history driven by the horror of nuclear war 

The author’s voice is honest without being cruel, kind without ignoring troubling attitudes or choices.

The realities of life after the atomic bomb in Nagasaki and Hiroshima are clearly at the center of the story. What also becomes clear is how the damage is passed to witnesses and to new generations. Finally, there are the stories of how individuals face horror and destruction and move forward with purpose and light.

This book charmed me and moved me. It has stayed with me. I find myself being inspired by the author’s ability to trust her path and see the effort through. She carries her responsibilities as a daughter, an activist, and a witness with grace.

Doris Beers