The Japanese Lover
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Japanese Lover


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501117008


The Japanese Lover Book Description :

From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. 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 fa...

Leonardo s Swans
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Leonardo s Swans


  • Author : Karen Essex
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767923064


Leonardo s Swans Book Description :

Born into wealth amid the political and artistic foment of the Italian Renaissance, worldly and ambitious Isabella and naïve Beatrice Este, sisters and rivals, compete for the attentions of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan--even though he marries Beatrice--and must choose between family loyalty and survival amid the treachery of a dangerous era. Reprint. 30,000 first printing....

Willful Creatures
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Willful Creatures


  • Author : Aimee Bender
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-08-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307493253


Willful Creatures Book Description :

"Contemporary fairy tales, cushioned by goofy humor and a deep tenderness for her characters, that aren't always as dark or as sinister as they initially appear." --The New York Times Book Review Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition....

The Sum of Our Days
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Sum of Our Days


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062254467


The Sum of Our Days Book Description :

In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss—the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende bares her soul in a book that is as exuberant and full of life as its creator. She recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family. Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories behind Allende’s books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, and her a...

Adrift on the Nile
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Adrift on the Nile


  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2016-06-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525431619


Adrift on the Nile Book Description :

First published in 1966, Naguib Mahfouz’s Adrift on the Nile is an atmospheric novel that dramatizes the rootlessness of Egypt’s cosmopolitan middle class. Anis Zani is a bored and drug-addicted civil servant who is barely holding on to his job. Every evening he hosts a gathering on a houseboat on the Nile, where he and a motley group of cynical and aimless friends share a water pipe full of kif, a mixture of tobacco and marijuana. When a young female journalist—an “alarmingly serious person”—joins them and begins secretly documenting their activities, the group’s harmony starts disintegrating, culminating in a midnight joyride that ends in tragedy....

The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover


  • Author : Rani Manicka
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848946118


The Japanese Lover Book Description :

A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaysia propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER. Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl's photograph, and Kasu Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace. Gradually husband and wife reach an accommodation and the naïve young girl learns to assume the air of sophisticated mistress of a luxurious estate. She even adopts his love child and treats Rubini as her own daughter - a generous act which is rewarded by a long-wished-for son. But it is a life without passion and Parvathi dreams of loving - and being loved - with complete abandon. When the ...

The Ringmaster

The Ringmaster


  • Author : Morris West
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760638481


The Ringmaster Book Description :

Autumn 1990. The world is teetering on the edge of war in the Gulf, Germany is reunited and a crumbling USSR stares ruin in the face. In Japan, a group of powerful men and women gather to create a rescue plan that will bring all three countries together for the first time in fifty years. Polyglot international publisher Gill Langton is mediator-in-chief. Treading the highest wire of global power-broking, he alone can balance politics with intrigue, manoeuvre with counter-manoeuvre. But his love for the beautiful, enigmatic Martha could bring it all tumbling down. 'Morris West is a remarkably consistent exponent of a dying art-the production of literate and intelligent bestsellers.' The Sunday Times 'The Ringmaster, a political thriller set in post-Co...

Schwann Spectrum

Schwann Spectrum


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Audiotapes
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111062795


Schwann Spectrum Book Description :

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The Valkyries
Score: 3
From 16 Ratings

The Valkyries


  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061842869


The Valkyries Book Description :

A classic masterwork of spiritual tension and realization from Paulo Coelho, this powerful story of one man’s battle with self-doubt and fear is now available in a beautiful new package from HarperOne. An essential volume alongside Coelho’s other bestselling and influential books, such as The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Brida, and The Winner Stands Alone, the searing and unforgettable narrative in The Valkyries asks the questions most central to all literature—and all of humanity’s quest for understanding. Why is it that we destroy the things we love most? And how can we learn to let go of the past and believe in the future?...

In the Midst of Winter

In the Midst of Winter


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501183263


In the Midst of Winter Book Description :

New York Times and worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unfo...