Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
Oregon State University Press, Paperback, 9780870714177, 308pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2008
Masuo Yasui traveled from Japan across the other Oregon Trailathe one that spanned the Pacific Oceanain 1903. Like most immigrants, he came with big dreams and empty pockets. As Masuo broke the race barrier in the local business community, his American-born children broke it in school, scouts and sportsauntil December 7, 1941, changed their lives forever. Stubborn Twig is a classic American storyaa story at once tragic and triumphant, one that bears eloquent witness to both the promise and the peril of America.
About the Author
Lauren Kessler is the author of ten books, among them the Los Angeles Times bestseller The Happy Bottom Riding Club: The Life and Times of Pancho Barnes and Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family. Kessler directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.