Historical Fiction

The Plum Neighbor

The Plum Neighbor

Bobby Bates and his family enjoy a warm friendship with their Japanese American neighbors. When the neighbors are suddenly removed to a guarded camp, the Bates protect their belongings until they return. Bobby joins the Army and finds himself trapped in an impossible battle. His unit is rescued and he makes an unexpected discovery. "The Plum Neighbor" is historical fiction based on stories passed down through the author's family. The inspirational example of courage, community and patriotism, set by heroes in the all-Japanese American 100th/442nd RCT, still rings true today.

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