El amante japonés
Score: 4.5
From 193 Ratings

El amante japonés


  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Release Date : 2015-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1203445 Bytes


La nueva novela de Isabel Allende.La historia de amor entre la joven Alma Velasco y el jardinero japonés Ichimei conduce al lector por un recorrido a través de diversos escenarios que van desde la Polonia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial hasta el San Francisco de nuestros días.«A los veintidós años, sospechando que tenían el tiempo contado, Ichimei y Alma se atragantaron de amor para consumirlo entero, pero mientras más intentaban agotarlo, más imprudente era el deseo, y quien diga que todo fuego se apaga solo tarde o temprano, se equivoca: hay pasiones que son incendios hasta que las ahoga el destino de un zarpazo y aun así quedan brasas calientes listas para arder apenas se les da oxígeno.»...

El amante japonés

El amante japonés


  • Author: Rani Manicka
  • Release Date : 2012-09-13
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 909965 Bytes


Con la exuberante Malasia invadida por el ejército nipón como telón de fondo, la sensualidad de una mujer convertida en geisha en manos de un oficial japonés se transforma en una apasionante historia de amor prohibido en tiempos de guerra.Una mujer, un oficial enemigo y un amor que nadie podría sospechar.En Malasia, en los albores de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, tras un matrimonio concertado, Parvathi vive sin grandes alicientes en la opulenta mansión de su marido, un hombre mucho mayor que ella que prácticamente la desprecia. Solo gracias a la ayuda de una cocinera llena de sabiduría y a un criado que la ama en secreto, Parvathi logra seguir adelante. Pero la invasión japonesa del país cambia su vida ya que, tras el saqueo y la ocupa...

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...

The German Girl
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

The German Girl


  • Author : Armando Lucas Correa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501121241


The German Girl Book Description :

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Featured in Entertainment Weekly, People, The Millions, and USA TODAY “An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II.” —Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “engrossing and heartbreaking” (Library Journal, starred review) debut novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Lilac Girls, and We Were the Lucky Ones. Berlin, 1939. Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now the streets of Berlin are draped in ominous flags; her...

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...

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...

The Radetzky March

The Radetzky March


  • Author : Joseph Roth
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2002-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590208441


The Radetzky March Book Description :

The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I. The author's greatest achievement, The Radetzky March is an unparalleled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such a universal story for our times....

Touching Earth
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Touching Earth


  • Author : Rani Manicka
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2011-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444737196


Touching Earth Book Description :

THE BALINESE TWINS - Beautiful and exotic, they exchange an island paradise for the shabby squalor of London, and innocence for corruption. THE SICILIAN - Ricky Delgado strikes a devil's bargain with a blood goddess: 'Build my temple and bring me the souls of damaged people, and you will see what rewards I give.' THE COURTESAN - Elizabeth makes her living from men's desire. With a flick of the switch in her head, she feels nothing: no pain, no hate, no sorrow, no joy. THE ARTIST - Anis takes to painting as an outlet for his rage. His artist's eye knows his subjects before they know themselves, and he paints them all, a gallery of broken people. Can they escape the deadly web of decadence and sin?...

The Rice Mother
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Rice Mother


  • Author : Rani Manicka
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2010-05-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444712193


The Rice Mother Book Description :

A compelling glimpse into a captivatingly exotic world of myth and magic. Beguiled by promises of wealth, fourteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and marriage to a man many years her senior. But Ayah has lied to her and her family about his circumstances and in fact he lives in poverty. A woman of formidable energy and intelligence, Lakshmi provides security, if not luxury, for her family, though at a considerable emotional cost. Then the Japanese army invades during WWII. The family bears deep scars and inflicts those wounds on the next generation. But in Nisha, Lakshmi's great-granddaughter, it is as if Fate has come full circle . . ....

Breakfast of Champions
Score: 3.5
From 87 Ratings

Breakfast of Champions


  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307567230


Breakfast of Champions Book Description :

In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. From the Trade Paperback edition....

The Infinite Plan

The Infinite Plan


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063049673


The Infinite Plan Book Description :

Summer Reissues with P.S. The engrossing story of one man’s quest for love and for his soul from bestselling author Isabel Allende, now available with P.S. Isabel Allende’s first novel to be set in the United States and to portray American characters, The Infinite Plan is a vivid tale of one man’s search for love, and his struggle to come to terms with a childhood of poverty and neglect. As he journeys from the Hispanic barrio in Los Angeles to the killing fields of Vietnam to the frenetic life of a lawyer in San Francisco, Gregory Reeves loses himself in an illusory and wrongheaded quest. Only when he circles back to his roots does he find the love and acceptance he has been searching for....