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Sushi and Sourdough by Tooru J. Kanazawa [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Sushi and Sourdough - screenAt the turn of the century, Mat Fuse, a Japanese immigrant, heads for Alaska hoping to strike it rich panning for gold. When he finally gives up on his dream of a fast fortune and finds steady work as a barber, Fuse brings over his family from Japan and settles into life as a “sourdough,” an Alaskan pioneer.

Sushi and Sourdough is rare historical fiction which covers a little-known group of pioneers, the Japanese in Alaska during the early 20th century.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Adult

Published: 1989

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