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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
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The Japanese Lover

by Isabel Allende

Quick take

You learn many of the character's secrets and Isabel Allende has a gift for doling these out in a well-paced, suspenseful way.

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70 ratings
  • 53% Love
  • 37% Like
  • 7% Dislike
  • Glendale, KY

    Oh, I loved this book. It captivated me completely. I usually read 2 or 3 books at the same time, switching them up to keep from getting bored. I couldn't read anything else while reading this one!

  • New Haven, CT

    I always love Allende. She is a very talented storyteller. The Japanese Lover is no exception. I didn't know much about the Japanese internment camps so I appreciate Allende's story.

  • Riverview, FL

    There are so many beautiful layers to this book. It was like peeling back petals of a flower. Such a beautiful story.

  • West Linn, OR

    I loved this book so much that I hurried to read her previous novels. She's now one of my favorite authors.

  • Racine, WI

    Such a beautiful story about the intertwining of lives and loves over generations.

  • Myersville , MD

    Lovely story, beautifully written. I loved this book!!

  • Mission, TX

    love this writer.

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