Vivienne Schiffer, author of Camp Nine, on tour November 2011

Posted By on September 12, 2011

About Camp Nine

• Hardcover: 151 pages
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press (October 10, 2011)

The time of fear and prejudice following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Arkansas Delta are the setting for Camp Nine. The novel’s narrator, Chess Morton, lives with her widowed mother in Rook, a town too tiny to have a bank, a library, a restaurant, or even a church. Chess’s days are quiet and secluded until the appearance of a concentration camp built to imprison thousands of Japanese Americans forced by military exclusion order to leave their homes on the West Coast.

Chess’s life becomes intertwined with those of two young internees, Henry and David Matsui, and that of an American soldier mysteriously connected to her mother’s past. As Chess watches the struggles and triumphs of these strangers and sees her mother seek justice for these people who came briefly and involuntarily to call the Arkansas Delta their home, she discovers surprising and disturbing truths about her family’s painful past.

About Vivienne Schiffer

Vivienne Schiffer is a novelist and screenwriter who grew up in Desha County, Arkansas, and has practiced law in Houston for many years.

Vivienne’s Tour Stops

Monday, October 31st: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, November 2nd: Literature and a Lens

Thursday, November 3rd: Wordsmithonia

Friday, November 4th: Melody & Words

Monday, November 7th: Booksie’s Blog

Tuesday, November 8th: Lit and Life

Wednesday, November 9th: Write Meg

Thursday, November 10th: Juggling Life

Friday, November 11th: Picky Girl

Monday, November 14th: BookNAround

Tuesday, November 15th: Savvy Verse and Wit

Thursday, November 17th: A Bookish Affair

Friday, November 18th: For the love of books

Friday, November 18th: Savvy Verse and Wit – author guest post

Tuesday, November 22nd: Buried in Print

Friday, November 25th: The Lost Entwife

Monday, November 28th: Books Like Breathing

Thursday, December 1st: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

Wednesday, December 7th: Diary of an Eccentric


4 Responses to “Vivienne Schiffer, author of Camp Nine, on tour November 2011”

  1. Jan Morrill says:

    My mother was an internee. I am grateful that books such as Camp Nine are being published to help us remember that era in our history. Best of luck to Ms. Schiffer and Camp Nine.

  2. Mary Lindsey says:

    I was lucky enough to read an early version of Lie’s book and it is fabulous!

  3. Jan, thank you so much for your support. The stories of the internees were what inspired Camp Nine – their stories are so amazing! Vivienne

  4. Mary Lindsey is amazing – as a person and as an author! I love you Mary! Vivienne Schiffer

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