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

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The Japanese lover : a novel
Title
The Japanese lover
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In 1939 San Francisco, Alma falls in love with Ichimei, the gardener's son, who is sent to an internment camp, but although they reunite, they must hide their love, until in old age her caregiver and her grandson learn about their secret passion
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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446059
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
A67513 2015b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caistor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Older women
  • Love in old age
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese Americans
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Family secrets
  • Japanese Americans
  • Large type books
  • Love in old age
  • Older women
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
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Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published as El Amante Japonés in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial"--Title page verso
  • "Thorndike Press large print basic"
  • Subtitle from cover
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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
915490533
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483775
Lccn
2015035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published as El Amante Japonés in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial"--Title page verso
  • "Thorndike Press large print basic"
  • Subtitle from cover
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
915490533
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483775
Lccn
2015035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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