The Flamboya Tree

by Clara Olink Kelly | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0099445530 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on 5/30/2020
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!
2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Saturday, May 30, 2020
When innocent people are brought into that war because they happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, it becomes incomprehensible. Java, 1942, was such a place and time, and we were those innocent people. Fifty years after the end of World War II, Clara Olink Kelly sat down to write a memoir that is both a fierce and enduring testament to a mother's courage and a poignant record of an often overlooked chapter of the war. As the fighting in the Pacific spread, four-year-old Clara Olink and her family found their tranquil, pampered lives on the beautiful island of Java torn apart by the invasion of Japanese troops. Clara's father was taken away, forced to work on the Burma railroad. For Clara, her mother, and her two brothers, the younger one only six weeks old, an insistent knock on the door ended all hope of escaping internment in a concentration camp. For nearly four years, they endured starvation, filth-ridden living conditions, sickness, and the danger of violence from their prison guards. Clara credits her mother with their survival: Even in the most perilous of situations, Clara's mother never compromised her beliefs, never admitted defeat, and never lost her courage. Her resilience sustained her three children through their frightening years in the camp. Told through the eyes of a young Clara, who was eight at the end of her family's ordeal, The Flamboya Tree portrays her mother's tenacity, the power of hope and humor, and the buoyancy of a child's spirit. A painting of a flamboya tree--a treasured possession of the family's former life--miraculously survived the surprise searches by the often brutal Japanese soldiers and every last-minute flight. Just as her mother carried this painting through the years of imprisonment and the life that followed, so Clara carries her mother's unvanquished spirit through all of her experiences and into the reader's heart. Memories of a Mother's Wartime Courage.

Journal Entry 2 by AnonymousFriend at Two Doors Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, November 14, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (11/25/2020 UTC) at Two Doors Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Release #100 for 2020 ...

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, November 26, 2020
Caught today.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Melbourne Central Little Library in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Released 1 wk ago (1/3/2021 UTC) at Melbourne Central Little Library in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

To the finder of this book -
Please let me know it is in safe hands by journalling that you have caught it, you are under no obligation to read it and Bookcrossing is completely anonymous.

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.