The Resource The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende

The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende

Label
The Japanese lover
Title
The Japanese lover
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. '[Allende's] stories are delicate, their images akin to poetry ... And, like poetry, this prose requires careful attention' Barbara Kingsolver 'A passionate storyteller ... holds the world spellbound with her tales. She is Latin America's, the world's Scheherazade. Her writing is lyrical, mystical, ribald, funny' Miami Herald 'Allende's writing is so inventive, funny, and persuasive ... Her characters are fascinatingly detailed and human' People
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Summary
"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. "--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446059
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Japanese Americans
  • Love in old age
  • Older women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hdhay89
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Publication
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EPUB
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn929358517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 electronic resource.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471152207
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hdhay89
Label
The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hdhay89
Publication
Note
EPUB
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn929358517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 electronic resource.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471152207
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hdhay89

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