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The Resource The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson

The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson

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The Japanese lover
Title
The Japanese lover
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Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
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"From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from present-day San Francisco to Poland and the United States during WWII. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, 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 she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms. Following Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart when Ichimei and his family - like thousands of Japanese Americans - are declared enemies by the US government and relocated to internment camps. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love 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 older woman and her grandson, Seth, at 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, and learn about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. "--
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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10446059
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Allende, Isabel
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1948-
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  • Caistor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
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True
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  • Older women
  • Love in old age
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese Americans
  • Family secrets
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056449592
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)915490533
Label
The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056449592
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)915490533

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