Read the story of the first heroes of The Pacific.
2003 EVVY Award Winner for Fiction
“A book club must.” - A barnesandnoble.com reviewer
“A compelling story of young lovers caught up in the events of wartime that will haunt you long after you’ve finished the book.” - Sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass and Alice’s Tulips
“This novel brings to life an inspiring story of bravery, stoic suffering and love. A good read for historians and romantics alike.” - Colorado Libraries Journal
"This work describes well the hell these prisoners went through plus the hope and tenacity of some of Americas finest. A very entertaining and worthwhile read." - Raymond Mullen
"I was given this book as a gift because my dad was one of the 98 men left on the island. The rest of the men as you know were shipped to various camps to suffer and many died. This is well researched and written. I have quite a few books on the subject of Wake Island, this one happens to be among my favorite." - Molly P.
This book is based on interviews I did with thirteen men and women who actually lived the experiences depicted in Remember Wake. So virtually everything you read in my book actually happened to at least one of my interviewees. That's what lends this book the authenticity so important to good historical novels. It took me ten years to research and write this book and then get it published. I was often interrupted by other writing projects and the needs of three small children, but during those long years I never once stopped believing in the power of this story. It continues to inspire me, as do the men and women on whom the characters are based. This is their story. I've been lucky to tell it.