Sisters under the rising sun : a novel

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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2023.
First U.S. edition.
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391 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm


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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2023.
First U.S. edition.


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"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Zafre, an imprint of Zaffre Publishing Group, a Bonnier Books UK Company"--Title page verso.
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Remainder of title from jacket cover.
Includes bibliographical references (page 373).
"In the midst of World War II, an English musician, Norah Chambers, places her eight-year-old daughter Sally on a ship leaving Singapore, desperate to keep her safe from the Japanese army as they move down through the Pacific. Norah remains to care for her husband and elderly parents, knowing she may never see her child again. Sister Nesta James, a Welsh Australian nurse, has enlisted to tend to Allied troops. But as Singapore falls to the Japanese she joins the terrified cargo of people, including the heartbroken Norah, crammed aboard the Vyner Brooke merchant ship. Only two days later, they are bombarded from the air off the coast of Indonesia, and in a matter of hours, the Vyner Brooke lies broken on the seabed. After surviving a brutal 24 hours in the sea, Nesta and Norah reach the beaches of a remote island, only to be captured by the Japanese and held in one of their notorious POW camps. The camps are places of starvation and brutality, where disease runs rampant. Sisters in arms, Norah and Nesta fight side by side every day, helping whoever they can, and discovering in themselves and each other extraordinary reserves of courage, resourcefulness and determination. Sisters under the Rising Sun is a story of women in war: a novel of sisterhood, bravery and friendship in the darkest of circumstances." --


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Morris, H. (2023). Sisters under the rising sun: a novel (First U.S. edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morris, Heather. 2023. Sisters Under the Rising Sun: A Novel. St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morris, Heather. Sisters Under the Rising Sun: A Novel St. Martin's Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Morris, Heather. Sisters Under the Rising Sun: A Novel First U.S. edition., St. Martin's Press, 2023.

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