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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Historical fiction

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.

Member ratings (131)

  • Wendy P.

    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!

  • Laura K.

    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.

  • Amanda B.

    Riverview, FL

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

  • Bonnie F.

    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.

  • Alyssa H.

    Racine, WI

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