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The Japanese Lover
The Japanese Lover
Author: Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translator), Amanda Hopkinson (Translator)
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 tho...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781501116995
ISBN-10: 1501116991
Publication Date: 8/2/2016
Pages: 336
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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pj-s-bookcorner avatar reviewed The Japanese Lover on + 858 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this read. Follows the life of a young Polish girl (Alma) sent by her parents to San Francisco to escape the Nazi occupation. She lives with her affluent aunt & uncle. Good characters. A young girl befriends Alma in a retirement home in her later years and together they form a friendship that benefits them both - helping each to heal. Also a forbidden love that lasts a lifetime. Very good read!
joeysweeps avatar reviewed The Japanese Lover on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The characters in this novel are very engaging: so engaging that I sat up until 2 am to finish their life stories. The setting is San Francisco which includes an interesting mix of characters of various ages and cultural backgrounds. The main characters reveal hidden secrets throughout their relationships which are neatly tied up together by the end of the book. Their stories cause one to contemplate the huge impact societal norms have on our behaviors and make one to stop and think "what if......"
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