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Terry Watada loved Jesse Nishihata's book Powell Street Diary in 2017

In December, authors are sharing their favourite books of 2017 with CBC Books.
Terry Watada is an author, poet and playwright based in Toronto. (lulu/Tane Akamatsu)

Happy holidays! CBC Books asked authors to share their favourite books of 2017. We will be publishing these recommendations throughout December. 

Terry Watada selected Powell Street Diary by Jesse Nishihata.

"My favourite book to come out in 2017 was Powell Street Diary: A Remembrance of Life before Internment by Jesse Nishihata. Jesse's diary reveals Japanese Canadian life in Vancouver just before the Second World War. Jesse was a friend and mentor to me. He suffered from Alzheimer's and died in 2006. I am comforted by the fact that some of his memories are preserved in this book."

Terry Watada is a poet, playwright and author based in Toronto. He is the author of novel The Three Pleasures


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