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Author Susan Vance discusses her memoir of life in the Philippines during World War II.

Author Susan Vance grew up on her mother's stories of life in the Philippines during World War II. Now she has committed those stories to the page in a newly published memoir, Tropic Born, War Torn: Untold Tales of WWII in the Philippines, that depicts her mother’s flight during the Japanese invasion.

She joins Arizona Illustrated to discuss the remarkable survival story, how she captured it and how a series of nightmares set the project in motion.

Kimberly Craft interviews Susan Vance about her book, \\u0022Tropic Born, War Torn,\\u0022 a memoir that takes place in the Philippines during World War II.