Author: John Hersey
This ismy 60th read for the year
This is the story of the people of Hiroshima after the Atom Bomb was dropped on their town in 1945. It is told in the memories of survivors. IT follows doctors and a priest, mothers and fathers - all who survived and who suffered serious illness in the aftermath. Over 100,000 people died that day and over the course of time another 100,000 died due to the after effects. These six survivors and their stories weave a picture of what it was like that day and the years that followed such a tragic event.
This was a great book. I finished it in an afternoon because it is so short. I couldn't put it down. I didn't know much about Hiroshima and an account of people's stories are always my favorite when learning about a place. The story is unbelievable that one minute they were enjoying a warm summer day and the next their entire world was turned upside down.
Check this book out. You won't be disappointed.