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Naomi Hirahara

Biography

Naomi Hirahara

Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar Award–winning author of the Mas Arai mystery series, including SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and one of Chicago Tribune’s Ten Best Mysteries and Thrillers; GASA GASA GIRL; SNAKESKIN SHAMISEN; and HIROSHIMA BOY. She is also the author of the LA-based Ellie Rush mysteries. A former editor of The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, she has co-written nonfiction books like LIFE AFTER MANZANAR and the award-winning TERMINAL ISLAND: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor. The Stanford University alumna was born and raised in Altadena, CA; she now resides in the adjacent town of Pasadena, CA.

Naomi Hirahara

Books by Naomi Hirahara

by Naomi Hirahara - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Set in 1944 Chicago, Edgar Award winner Naomi Hirahara’s eye-opening and poignant new mystery --- the story of a young woman searching for the truth about her revered older sister's death --- brings to focus the struggles of one Japanese American family released from mass incarceration at Manzanar during World War II.