Shadow Child

Shadow Child

A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, the dangerous ties of family and identity, and the long shadow our histories can cast. Twin sisters Hana and Kei grew up in a tiny Hawaiian town in the 1950s and 1960s, so close they shared the same nickname. Raised in dreamlike isolation by their loving A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong wo...

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Title:Shadow Child
Author:Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1538711451
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:343 pages pages

Shadow Child Reviews

  • David
    May 22, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

  • Sara
    Jul 17, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

    "I am still afraid...My fear hasn't protected me. It has eaten me alive, literally poisoning me, and the question is: How long did I refuse to notice?" - Rahna Reiko Rizzuto "Shadow Child" I don't as a rule enjoy books that focus heavily on mother/daughter relationships and had i kn...

    Received this ARC from Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Enjoyed reading about Lillie?s life, internment and abduction/resettlement in Japan. Life in Hawaii portrays a less than flattering picture, again, interesting for going against the ?tourist? grain. Relationship between the...

    Identical twins Hana and Kei share everything as children especially trying to deal with their mentally ill mom. After a horrible accident Hana runs from Hawaii to New York where she tries to start a new life. Her sister after years of not seeing each other, suddenly shows up for a vis...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. I am not sure what I thought abut this book. I never got a good understanding of what made these characters tick, which is a shame as there was so much more potential there. I liked the fact it told the story from...

    Reading this book is a little like trying to pick through a small broiled fish with chopsticks and weeding out bones to find tiny morsels of fish. It's not an easy path, it's confusing at times, and at times you won't be sure there is something to find at all. Kudos to the author for p...

  • Eliece
    Jul 11, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

    "I am still afraid...My fear hasn't protected me. It has eaten me alive, literally poisoning me, and the question is: How long did I refuse to notice?" - Rahna Reiko Rizzuto "Shadow Child" I don't as a rule enjoy books that focus heavily on mother/daughter relationships and had i kn...

    Received this ARC from Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Enjoyed reading about Lillie?s life, internment and abduction/resettlement in Japan. Life in Hawaii portrays a less than flattering picture, again, interesting for going against the ?tourist? grain. Relationship between the...

    Identical twins Hana and Kei share everything as children especially trying to deal with their mentally ill mom. After a horrible accident Hana runs from Hawaii to New York where she tries to start a new life. Her sister after years of not seeing each other, suddenly shows up for a vis...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. I am not sure what I thought abut this book. I never got a good understanding of what made these characters tick, which is a shame as there was so much more potential there. I liked the fact it told the story from...

    Reading this book is a little like trying to pick through a small broiled fish with chopsticks and weeding out bones to find tiny morsels of fish. It's not an easy path, it's confusing at times, and at times you won't be sure there is something to find at all. Kudos to the author for p...

    This novel primarily involves a Japanese American mother and her two daughters. Mom's early years were during World War 2 and her family suffers through internment camps and then moves to Japan at the time of the nuclear bomb blasts. After the war is over she has two daughters along w...

    This was a difficult book to read. Not only did the chapters skip around in time and settings, but I couldn't always be sure who was speaking or thinking, especially the twins. It did hold my interest, and the questions I had were mostly answered by the end of the book. It took me long...

  • Jill
    Jun 06, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

  • Harvee
    Jun 17, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

  • Emily Green
    Jul 13, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

  • Laura
    Sep 29, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

  • Kim McGee
    Mar 17, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

    "I am still afraid...My fear hasn't protected me. It has eaten me alive, literally poisoning me, and the question is: How long did I refuse to notice?" - Rahna Reiko Rizzuto "Shadow Child" I don't as a rule enjoy books that focus heavily on mother/daughter relationships and had i kn...

    Received this ARC from Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Enjoyed reading about Lillie?s life, internment and abduction/resettlement in Japan. Life in Hawaii portrays a less than flattering picture, again, interesting for going against the ?tourist? grain. Relationship between the...

    Identical twins Hana and Kei share everything as children especially trying to deal with their mentally ill mom. After a horrible accident Hana runs from Hawaii to New York where she tries to start a new life. Her sister after years of not seeing each other, suddenly shows up for a vis...

  • Madeline Partner
    May 22, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

  • Maxine
    Aug 16, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

  • Debra
    Sep 08, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

  • Darren
    May 19, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

  •  wade
    Jul 08, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

    "I am still afraid...My fear hasn't protected me. It has eaten me alive, literally poisoning me, and the question is: How long did I refuse to notice?" - Rahna Reiko Rizzuto "Shadow Child" I don't as a rule enjoy books that focus heavily on mother/daughter relationships and had i kn...

    Received this ARC from Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Enjoyed reading about Lillie?s life, internment and abduction/resettlement in Japan. Life in Hawaii portrays a less than flattering picture, again, interesting for going against the ?tourist? grain. Relationship between the...

    Identical twins Hana and Kei share everything as children especially trying to deal with their mentally ill mom. After a horrible accident Hana runs from Hawaii to New York where she tries to start a new life. Her sister after years of not seeing each other, suddenly shows up for a vis...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. I am not sure what I thought abut this book. I never got a good understanding of what made these characters tick, which is a shame as there was so much more potential there. I liked the fact it told the story from...

    Reading this book is a little like trying to pick through a small broiled fish with chopsticks and weeding out bones to find tiny morsels of fish. It's not an easy path, it's confusing at times, and at times you won't be sure there is something to find at all. Kudos to the author for p...

    This novel primarily involves a Japanese American mother and her two daughters. Mom's early years were during World War 2 and her family suffers through internment camps and then moves to Japan at the time of the nuclear bomb blasts. After the war is over she has two daughters along w...

  • Jamie (jamiereadsbooks)
    May 21, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

  • Nicole Gubler
    Sep 11, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

  • Melinda
    May 30, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

  • Chaya Nebel
    Jan 21, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

  • Carol
    Sep 25, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

  • Sassafras Lowrey
    May 27, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

    "I am still afraid...My fear hasn't protected me. It has eaten me alive, literally poisoning me, and the question is: How long did I refuse to notice?" - Rahna Reiko Rizzuto "Shadow Child" I don't as a rule enjoy books that focus heavily on mother/daughter relationships and had i kn...

  • Tara Outman
    Aug 29, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

  • Amina
    Jan 05, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

  • Jayne
    Feb 04, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

    "I am still afraid...My fear hasn't protected me. It has eaten me alive, literally poisoning me, and the question is: How long did I refuse to notice?" - Rahna Reiko Rizzuto "Shadow Child" I don't as a rule enjoy books that focus heavily on mother/daughter relationships and had i kn...

    Received this ARC from Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Enjoyed reading about Lillie?s life, internment and abduction/resettlement in Japan. Life in Hawaii portrays a less than flattering picture, again, interesting for going against the ?tourist? grain. Relationship between the...

  • Jane
    Jan 15, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

  • Luisa
    Jan 31, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing. Interesting book. There is the story of Lillian/Miya in the 1940s in Japan, then the twins Hana(ko) and Kei(ko) and their interesting lives in Hawaii where their mother Lillian tells them stories about Lillian who she calls Miya. End...

    I kept hoping this book wouldn?t disappoint me but it just never quite made it there. The book had a lot of potential with big topics such as Hiroshima during WWII and the 1960 tsunami on Hilo Bay in Hawaii but the story just never worked for me. It was very choppy and shallow. There...

    I never got this book. There are two story lines. One, from the World War II era, involves a Japanese -American coupe sent to an internment camp who arrange to go back to Japan -- Hiroshima, to be specific, for the rest of the war. Bad decision. The other involves a set of twins, also ...

    "I am still afraid...My fear hasn't protected me. It has eaten me alive, literally poisoning me, and the question is: How long did I refuse to notice?" - Rahna Reiko Rizzuto "Shadow Child" I don't as a rule enjoy books that focus heavily on mother/daughter relationships and had i kn...

    Received this ARC from Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Enjoyed reading about Lillie?s life, internment and abduction/resettlement in Japan. Life in Hawaii portrays a less than flattering picture, again, interesting for going against the ?tourist? grain. Relationship between the...

    Identical twins Hana and Kei share everything as children especially trying to deal with their mentally ill mom. After a horrible accident Hana runs from Hawaii to New York where she tries to start a new life. Her sister after years of not seeing each other, suddenly shows up for a vis...

    I won a copy of this book on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. I am not sure what I thought abut this book. I never got a good understanding of what made these characters tick, which is a shame as there was so much more potential there. I liked the fact it told the story from...

  • Claire Kittridge
    Jun 04, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

  • Bookishfolk
    May 06, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

  • Sharon Velez Diodonet
    May 15, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

  • Lizz Donnelly
    Jul 17, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

  • Jalyn Powell
    May 08, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

  • Fran Hawthorne
    Jun 26, 2018

    ?Shadow Child? might have more accurately been named ?Shadow Plot.? One is never quite sure who the characters really are or even what really happens to them. The story is ostensibly about twin sisters, Hana and Kei, born in Hawaii. Their mother, Miya, is laughed at by the c...

    SHADOW CHILD is a dark and twisty story about family, identity, trauma, and inheritance. Part thriller, part family drama, part historical fiction, I was intrigued by the relationship between twin sisters, Kei and Hana, from the very beginning. Although the shifting narrarators made th...

    3.5 stars.. EDIT 5/24 Shadow Child begins with a pair of estranged twins, one in Hawaii and one in New York City. Kei, who lives in Hawaii, journeys across the country to visit her sister, Hana, for an unknown reason, which fills Hana with dread. Yet when Hana gets home, ready to con...

    I loved the premise of the book, and wanted to see how it ended...but I struggled with the relationships in the book a bit (struggled in terms of believability) and the ending seemed far fetched and for me, fell a bit flat. With that said, I love books that deal with twins and their re...

    Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was an engrossing read that held my interest all the way through. The story centers around identical twins, grandchildren of a couple who were incarcerated during WWII in Japanese camps in California, and children of a mother who lived during the tim...

    Shadow Child is a truly lovely work of literary fiction. A multi-generational tale that unfolds slowly and is told from alternating points of view, the writing is both sharp and lyrical; full of amazing images that really stick in my mind. An intense story of two sisters, their mother,...

    Jan 1: this book sounds interesting, I'll try it Jan 2: so jealous my mom is in Hawaii right now Jan 3: email publisher to see if author could attend book club meeting Jan 4: WTH happened in that cave? Guess I'll have to stay up late to find out! Beautiful writing, lush storytell...

    The historical parts were interesting. The balance of the book irritates me. Switching between persons and time periods is fine and generally, quite interesting. But this author uses different and the same names for different characters, so that you are never quite sure who she is talk...

    I won this as a ARC as part of a good reads giveaway. I enjoyed reading it. It is my first book by this author. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...

    This is not a book to skim. This is a book to savor. Every bit of it is beautiful, even the parts that will make you cry. And reading about Lillie's experience in Hiroshima definitely made me cry. Shadow Child deftly weaves together three women's stories (although sometimes it can seem...

    This is the story of twin sisters, Hana and Kei, who have a complicated history and even more complicated present. It is also the story of their mother, Miya/ Lillie, whose disturbing and harrowing past never leaves her, hanging like a shadow over her life and the lives of her two youn...

    The book is called "Shadow Child; and at least one of the main characters did live her life under a terrible shadow. She, however is not the Shadow Child the title refers to, and the mother and twin daughters whose story this is, all seem more shattered than shadowed. The book itse...

    As Hanako Swanson returns to her New York City apartment building, she startles a man who does a double take upon seeing her. Her sparse rooms seem to have been torn apart, and lying bruised and unconscious in her bathtub is her estranged identical twin sister, Keiko. Rahna Reiko Rizzu...

    I received an ARC through Goodreads. --- This was an interesting read. The story is told through the perspectives of 4 different females and different time periods. There are twists and turns, making you question and wonder about the story you are being told. Kei and Hana are twi...

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto has an exceptional ability to write lyrical, lucid narratives with complex and engrossing characters. Shadow Child is about two identical twin sisters - Hana and Kei - who grew up in Hawaii with a troubled, yet loving mother. One is the "good" twin and the other a "...

    My first impression of this book was of how truly dazzling the prose is. The language, like the story itself, is deeply original and surprising at every turn. I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned it is a good book to savor and read at a pace that will really allow you to let t...

    What a beautiful story! This is what I would call a jewel. Hana and Kei, mixed twins, share a special bond. They are so close they pretend to be one person at times. Their mom, Miya is plagued by memories from Hiroshima and never shares her secret traumas with anyone, including her fat...

    I received Shadow Child through GoodReads FirstReads in exchange for a fair review. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto weaves the stories of Lillie and twin girls as a way to explain how one of the daughters, Keiko, has ended up in an inexplicable coma, while Hanako is helpless to revive her or help ...

    This is the story is of a woman of Japanese descent, raised in the U.S., and then deported after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, with her husband and son. She never fits into the Japanese way of life and eventually her husband leaves, with their son, to escape conscription in the Japanese...

    "Shadow Child" is a haunting, beautiful, and wonderfully plotted novel, from the very first page, when Hanako (a young, Japanese-American artist) barely shuts the door of her Manhattan apartment building on a would-be assailant. (Or does she?) Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto manages to jugg...