The Yokota Officers Club

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sarah Bird
Narrator: Carine Montbertrand
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: October 2002
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 45 minutes
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Overview

Sarah Bird authors brilliant, introspective novels of bittersweet reminiscence tempered with humor. The Yokota Officers Club is a tale both courageous and touching--a journey of the heart that speaks volumes of the transient, isolated lifestyle of military families. Having grown up at the Yokota Air Base in Japan, and having moved six times in the last eight years, Bernadette Bernie Root and her five siblings are quintessential military brats. It's 1968, and eighteen-year-old Bernie is returning to the regimented life at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa after her first year away at college. Although her attitudes toward the military have changed, Bernie is beginning to realize the intense bonds she shares with her unusual family.

Author Details

Author Details

Bird, Sarah

Sarah Bird's novel, Above the East China Sea, was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award. A Dobie-Paisano Fellowship helped in researching Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen. Raised in an Air Force family on bases around the world, Sarah is the child of two warriors, a WWII Army nurse and an Air Corps bombardier, who met at a barn dance in North Africa. She lives in Austin, Texas.