Aviation-Lover Transforms Interests into Words
Philip Groves writes a book about love and war, incorporates his love for aviation.
Set as a historical fiction during the time of World War II, ‘Jiro’s Dream’ offers an interesting story of passion and lifelong dreams.
The book, “Jiro’s Dream,” was displayed in LitFire Publishing’s booth for public viewing during the three-day BookExpo America 2015 exhibit. It was held last May 27-29, 2015 at the Javits Center, New York City. Throughout the whole event, booth visitors have expressed a lot of interests on the book. They said it’s a story that will make you want to read every word until the end.
Set as a historical fiction during the time of World War II, “Jiro’s Dream” offers an interesting story of passion and lifelong dreams. Jiro Shimada, an aspiring Japanese fighter pilot finds himself in an early life crisis. He wants to follow his dream career yet his family doesn’t want it to happen. He wants to be happy with the woman he loves but she was taken away from him in the hands of a gang of white kids. And just when he thought that the worse is about to happen, his life starts to change. What will become of his life? Will he finally realize his dream of becoming a fighter pilot? Will he find another love that will make his heart beat again?
“Groves’ debut historical novel, set in mid-20th-century Japan, is a well-tempered story of cultural dislocation, the ruin of war and faith in love…Lively, illuminatingly exotic and richly told tale of life during wartime.” This is a Kirkus Review that testifies the overall greatness of the book. In fact, Jiro’s Dream was also rated as one of the Best of 2012 books by Kirkus when it was first released.
So, if you have time to spare for an interesting read, then “Jiro’s Dream” might be just for you. Whether you’re an adult who appreciates a good tale of war or a romantic who believes in love even in times of turmoil, then you should grab a copy of Philip Groves’ work. As you stay on the edge of your seat while turning the pages, you will be surprised on where the story of Jiro’s life will take you.
“Jiro’s Dream” was featured during the last BookExpo America 2015. The book, along with other materials, were displayed at LitFire Publishing booth throughout the event last May 27-29, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York.
Written by Philip Groves
Kindle | $ 6.59
Paperback | $ 19.44
Book copies are available at www.bookwhirl.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and other online book retailers.
About the Author
When we talk about an interesting life, Philip Groves has a lot to share. He worked at many jobs while turning his vivid imagination into words. But despite his varied interests, his love of automobiles and aviation persisted in the background while he was working as a field technician, student, writer, salesman and civil servant.
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