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The Resource The Japanese lover : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson, (kit)

The Japanese lover : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson, (kit)

Label
The Japanese lover : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Title
The Japanese lover
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Title variation
Gab bags
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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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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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446059
Cataloging source
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
  • Williamsburg Regional Library
  • Caistor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Love in old age
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese Americans
  • Family secrets
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Group reading
Target audience
adult
Label
The Japanese lover : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=27250
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Thorndike Press large print basic"
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Thorndike Press, 2015 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 461 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
  • Book discussion group edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
5 large print copies, 4 regular print copies, 1 audiobook +
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483775
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 915490533
  • (OCoLC)915490533
Label
The Japanese lover : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=27250
Publication
Note
  • "Thorndike Press large print basic"
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Thorndike Press, 2015 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 461 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
  • Book discussion group edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
5 large print copies, 4 regular print copies, 1 audiobook +
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410483775
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 915490533
  • (OCoLC)915490533
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