July 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Waimea Public Library, 9750 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, HI 96796

9750 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, HI 96796

(808) 338-6848

On Wednesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm, the Waimea Public Library will host an author talk by Melody M. Miyamoto Walters for her book, In Love and War: The World War II Courtship Letters of a Nisei Couple (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015). The book focuses on how the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the resulting war affected Walters’ Nisei (second-generation) Japanese-American grandparents, Yoshiharu and Naoko Ogata, who were longtime Waimea residents. Their love story, narrated in letters they wrote each other from July 1941 to June 1943, offers a unique view of Nisei living under martial law in territorial Hawaii during World War II.

If you are fascinated by local history or if you simply enjoy a good love story, please join us for Ms. Walters’ talk. An author Q & A will follow the presentation, and books will be available for sale by the Friends of Waimea Public Library.