Advanced Readers: A Senior Book Club
Tue, September 26, 2017 12:45 P.M.
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KleinLife Senior Center 10100 Jamison Ave * Philadelphia, PA 19116
Join Lisa-Jane Erwin of the Free Library of Philadelphia for a discussion of this month’s Advanced Readers selection: The Japanese Lover, Tuesday September 26th, 2017, KleinLife Senior Center
As 1939 Poland is overtaken by the Nazis young Alma Belasco is sent to live with family in the States. There she meets, and falls in love with, the son of a Japanese gardener; but they are cruelly pulled apart when the US government forces thousands of Japanese Americans into internment camps after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Over the course of nearly seventy years the two reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.
The Japanese Lover, written by internationally acclaimed bestselling author Isabel Allende, is an exquisitely crafted multigenerational love story that moves from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, this epic tale explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with keen attention to historical detail The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.
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