Score: 4
From 666 Ratings

The Japanese Lover


  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 11177871 Bytes


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 fam...

Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Japanese Lover


  • Author: Rani Manicka
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 858899 Bytes


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 Jap...

The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501116971


The Japanese Lover Book Description :

From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. The Japanese Lover is 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. With an intricate, gripping plot that takes readers inside the US internment camps where Japanese Americans were imprisoned during the war, the novel captures both the horrifying acts and the beautiful deeds of which mankind is capable. Here is Isabel Allende at her masterful ...

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 Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471152207


The Japanese Lover Book Description :

From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted, multigenerational love story. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, young Alma Belasco's parents send her overseas to live with an aunt and uncle in their opulent San Francisco mansion. There she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms, but following Pearl Harbor the two are cruelly pulled apart. 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 reconcile her own...

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 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 ...

Instaread on The Japanese Lover

Instaread on The Japanese Lover


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944195571


Instaread on The Japanese Lover Book Description :

Instaread on The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende Preview: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is a novel that chronicles a forbidden but passionate romance that grows between two people over time, and how this relationship touches the lives of others over the course of several decades. Much of the book is set in San Francisco during and after World War II, when tensions were high between the United States and Japan and between Nazi Germany and European Jews; both conflicts impact the formation of the relationship at the heart of the novel. Irina Bazili is a young girl with no family and a dark past who comes to work at Lark House, a senior residence and home for convalescents. One of her patients is the vivacious screen printer Alma Belasco. Alma t...

Ripper
Score: 2.5
From 32 Ratings

Ripper


  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443426220


Ripper Book Description :

The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Yet, while their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free-spirited bohemian. Long divorced from Amanda’s father, she’s reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want her--Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Francisco’s elite families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former U.S. Navy SEAL. While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature, just like her father, the San Francisco Police Department’s deputy chief of Homicide. Brilliant and introverted, the MIT-bound high school senior is a natural-born sleuth, addicted to crime novels and Rippe...

A Luminous Republic
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Luminous Republic


  • Author : Andrés Barba
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328589118


A Luminous Republic Book Description :

"Wholly compelling.” —Colm Tóibín A new novel from a Spanish literary star about the arrival of feral children to a tropical city in Argentina, and the quest to stop them from pulling the place into chaos. San Cristóbal was an unremarkable city—small, newly prosperous, contained by rain forest and river. But then the children arrived. No one knew where they came from: thirty-two kids, seemingly born of the jungle, speaking an unknown language. At first they scavenged, stealing food and money and absconding to the trees. But their transgressions escalated to violence, and then the city’s own children began defecting to join them. Facing complete collapse, municipal forces embark on a hunt to find the kids before the city falls into irrepara...

The Art Lover s Guide to Japanese Museums

The Art Lover s Guide to Japanese Museums


  • Author : Sophie Richard
  • Publisher : Modern Art Press, Limited
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0956800777


The Art Lover s Guide to Japanese Museums Book Description :

An indispensable guide to Japan's most fascinating museums and galleries The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums is a personal introduction to more than 100 of Japan's most distinctive and inspiring museums. In-depth information is given about each venue, including about its creation, collection, and highlights. Organized geographically, the book begins with numerous art institutions in and around Tokyo, and proceeds to Kyoto; museums in the western and eastern parts of the nation; Shikoku and the Inland Sea; Kyushu; and Hokkaido and Okinawa. Among the buildings and collections featured are the Nezu Museum, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Nagi MOCA, the Hiroshige Museum, the George Nakashima Memorial Museum, and the Hokkaido Historical Village...

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...