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The Japanese Lover

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Staff Review: "The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende


Alma Belasco's lives at Lark House Retirement Home in San Francisco. As a child, and then as a young woman, she fell in love with the son of her uncle's Japanese gardener. Now in old age, her grandson and her caretaker, who are falling in love themselves, discover their love letters. Her story spans from her fleeing Poland as a child refugee to her lover's incarceration at an internment camp for Japanese nationals during World War II. Set in both the present and the past, this book is a great pick for lovers of romance and those with an interest in World War II.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction

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