The Dancehall Years by Joan Haggerty
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"Twenty years in the making, it's a distinctly British Columbian family saga that follows the reverberations of the forced evacuation of Japanese Canadians from the coast."
ABC BookWorld. "Born in Vancouver in 1940, Joan Haggerty spent her formative years "on the coast in cedars and salt water", graduating from University of British Columbia with a B.A. in English and Theatre in 1962."
"Joan Haggerty’s The Dancehall Years is a perfect summer book, rich and sweeping, the kind of book you’d like to give a week to, on a dock perhaps, or a comfortable deck chair beside the water."