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by Jackie Copleton
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Saph1re's Synopsis
Saph1re's Synopsis rated it 4 years ago
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding is about the devastation of war and the impact it had on one particular family, after an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.I loved the style this book was written in and the way the story gradually came together. In places this was rather an emotional read, but...
Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it 4 years ago
[This book was provided to me free of charge by the publisher Cornerstone, assisted in this awesomeness by NetGalley. I thank them muchly.] I'm usually leary of books set in countries the author is not from, especially countries like Japan which are so very different from western nations. However,...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Though the plot centers on the characters' losses due to the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945, the it's wonderfully woven and hold up on its own, without milking that one event for too much pathos. The characters are charming and their stories complicated and believable. I really enjoyed re...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it 4 years ago
A special thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.This incredibly moving page-turner set in present day and 1945, was one I couldn't easily put down. Described as being in the same vein as Memoirs of a Geisha and The Piano, this debut novel is a heart-wrenching story of lo...
 ~*Krissys Bookshelf Reviews*~
~*Krissys Bookshelf Reviews*~ rated it 4 years ago
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie CopletonWhen Amaterasu Takahashi opens the door of her Philadelphia home to a badly scarred man claiming to be her grandson, she doesn’t believe him. Her grandson and her daughter, Yuko, perished nearly forty years ago during the bombing of Nagasaki. Bu...
Marjorie's World of Books
Marjorie's World of Books rated it 4 years ago
This a gorgeously written, multi-level literary fiction. The author has the heart of a poet and she certainly touched my heart many times throughout this moving, compelling story. This story is about so many things but mostly about Amaterasu Takahashi and her love for her daughter, Yuko, and the a...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton sets a story of complex relationships within the larger context of Pikadon - the atomic bomb in Japan. The book is slow to start, but I find myself more and more involved the further I get. Part of me questions the relationships and connections...
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