Book Club 'The Japanese Lover'

Starting on 22 August 2017 11:30:00
 
 
We will meet on Tuesday 22 August to discuss 'The Japanese Lover' by Isabel Allende.
 
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.
 
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 family—like thousands of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.
 
 
Event details
Date: Tuesday 22 August
Time: 11.30am-1pm
Venue: Shell Cove Room  
Cost: Members and their guests $7 pp, includes coffee, tea and biscuits.  
 
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NB This event is open only to RSYS Members and their guests.

 

Future books:

26 September - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
24 October - The Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance