David Mas Masumoto and Patricia Wakida’s SECRET HARVESTS Receives a Starred Kirkus Review!

A simultaneously elegant and sharp-edged exploration of the hidden past.

“I am haunted by gaps in family memories, nebulous responses and twisted behavior that must be examined within the context of history—not to uncover excuses but rather reveal family baggage we all must carry and learn to live with,” writes Masumoto near the beginning of this memoir. The author looks forward to a country where his fourth-generation Japanese American children, the yonsei, are incontestably American, unlike the nisei who were interned during World War II, the author’s ancestors among them.