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The Japanese Lover: A Novel - Isabel Allende
The Japanese Lover: A Novel
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From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the... show more
From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family—like thousands of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco’s charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501116971 (1501116975)
ASIN: 1501116975
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
5.0 The Japanese Lover: A Novel
4.75 starsThis is an epic love story, but really it touches on lots of heavy subjects. It starts right before WWII, and ends in the current decade. Many major events between those times are highlighted: Jewish people fleeing their home countries, Japan bombing Pearl Harbor, war, Japanese American...
So many books, so little times
So many books, so little times rated it
4.5
The Japanese lover, is a love story that span decades, but it is about so much more. It about surviving, aging, forbidden love, the depth of caring, and friendship that allows loved ones to seek their own happiness without reproach. It told in unfolding story of an elderly woman coming to terms with...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 The story of undying love across cultures!
The Japanese Lover, Isabel Allende, author; narrator, Joanna Gleason Thinking only of her welfare, Alma Mendel’s parents sent her from Poland, to live with relatives in America in order to escape the wrath of the Nazis and the inevitable war fast approaching. Six year old Alma Mendel was suddenly in...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 It never fully reaches its potential.
I had heard about the book and was intrigued by the premise. However, I had not really been into the concept since I had read Allende's 'Zorro' years ago and I never felt compelled to check out any of her other books. But one of her TED talks was linked to an article I read about the book and it see...
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews rated it
5.0 ★★★★★ Review: The Japanese Lover
*I received a free ARC of The Japanese Lover from Simon & Schuster UK via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review* The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 5 November 2015 Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance Pages: 336 Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Re...
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