The Resource The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson, (electronic resource)

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

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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tender story that explores issues of race and identity, abandonment and reconciliation, and centers on two women: elderly, enigmatic Alma and her caretaker, the younger, devoted Irina, who is hiding a dark past
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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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Storyline
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446059
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
A67513 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
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  • Caistor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
  • OverDrive Media
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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 : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BB34EFFB-01CD-455E-B308-488A36E2468E
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn919263911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471152207
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 3A708773-1095-4E8B-8368-9F03AA0501A2
  • BB34EFFB-01CD-455E-B308-488A36E2468E
System control number
(OCoLC)919263911
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BB34EFFB-01CD-455E-B308-488A36E2468E
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn919263911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471152207
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 3A708773-1095-4E8B-8368-9F03AA0501A2
  • BB34EFFB-01CD-455E-B308-488A36E2468E
System control number
(OCoLC)919263911

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