Under the Pong Pong Tree by Hal Levey

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"This utterly compelling historical novel revolves around several characters whose lives have been irrevocably changed and, for the most part, damaged, by the WWII Japanese invasion of Singapore. This book will be enjoyed by a wide readership, particularly those who appreciate a fast-paced, realistic tale of war, survival and redemption."
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"The Japanese invasion of Singapore sets the backdrop for this World War II saga of loyalty, love, and the promise of liberation. Under the Pong Pong Tree by Hal Levey delves into the brutality of foreign occupation from a woman's perspective, allowing a candid portrayal of a war victim to emerge from the pages of this gritty chronicle. ...The prose is sensitive, knowledgeable, and empathetic, covering intriguing topics across an extensive time line." -Clarion Review 5 stars "This utterly compelling historical novel revolves around several characters whose lives have been irrevocably changed and, for the most part, damaged, by the WWII Japanese invasion of Singapore....The plot moves quickly with continuing storylines of many characters, and the writing and editing is flawless. Under the Pong Pong Tree will be enjoyed by a wide readership, particularly those who appreciate a fast-paced, realistic tale of war, survival and, ultimately, redemption." -Blue Ink Starred Review Love and the brutality of war are woven together in a beautiful, heart-wrenching tapestry in Under the Pong Pong Tree.
 

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Published November 11, 2015 by iUniverse. 256 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 08 2016

"This utterly compelling historical novel revolves around several characters whose lives have been irrevocably changed and, for the most part, damaged, by the WWII Japanese invasion of Singapore. This book will be enjoyed by a wide readership, particularly those who appreciate a fast-paced, realistic tale of war, survival and redemption."

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