Registered by vannessave of Los Angeles, California USA on 9/19/2007
Kino lives on a farm on the side of a mountain in Japan. His friend, Jiya, lives in a fishing village below. Everyone, including Kino and Jiya, has heard of the big wave. No one suspets it will wipe out the whole village and Jiya's family, too. As Jiya struggles to overcome his sorrow, he understands it is in the presence of danger that one learns to be brave, and to appreciate how wonderful life can be.
This was an enjoyable read as are all Pearl Buck's books. Thank you so much for sending it to me. I shall be sending it on its way shortly.