Mike Malaghan expertly draws on historical events during the three decades leading up to WWII to portray Japanese immigrant life in Hawaii. Picture Bride is an engaging family saga in an era that forged modern Hawaii—an era that must not be forgotten!
Picture Bride: A Novel” is an epic saga chronicling the life of Haru, a young Japanese peasant girl who comes to Hawaii as a picture bride to a Buddhist minister, as she navigates her new life in a foreign land and raises a family during the turbulent years leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.