Lonely, unloved Augusta Schuler finds her life changed when Sunny Yamagata and her family enter her world in ALL THE WAY HOME (4) by Ann Tatlock. Though children when they meet, their childhoods are cut short just a few years later, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But by then, Augie and Sunny had formed a bond no war or hate could ever break. The two are separated by an internment camp, and Augie moves on with her life, writing about the civil rights movement, and eventually finds love and healing taking the place of emptiness and painful memories. Though Ms. Tatlock pens a powerful tale, there are times when the story nearly grinds to a halt. However, an eloquent voice, with strong characters and beliefs, far outweighs this flaw. (Jul., 407 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston