This is a compelling, introspective account of the life of Isabella TaniKumi, who takes her readers on a journey through various phases of her remarkable life- from her family's survival during the devastating earthquake of 1970 in Huaraz, Peru, to the trials of overcoming heartbreaks of her youth. Conquering personal insecurities led to exploring the reaches of her intellect while facing the tragic, and untimely death of her beloved sister, Laura. Despite language barriers and the consequent obstacles of fitting in, Tanikumi wittily narrates her struggles with her assimilation into American life and culture. Forging many enduring friendships most notably with Julie, who rescued her from the depths of grief. Tanikumi also interweaves a dialogue with her long lost love Eduardo. This novel tacitily and expressly addresses Eduardo as a salient recipient of her reflections. Ultimately, Tanikumi is able to share her gratitude and joy as well as her insatiable thirst for life.I went to a local Verizon Wireless store to activate my asecret red phone, a so named not for any association to the CIA, but for my clandestine attempt to keep ... Because I had to leave for work, I was advised to return that evening for further instructions on how to use the phone. ... As we spoke, I walked to my car and began to drive, forgetting the stringency of the police about cell phone usage while driving.
|Title||:||Yearnings of the Heart|
|Publisher||:||FriesenPress - 2013-02|