The Dancehall Years by Joan Haggerty
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"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."
"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."
"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."