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AUTHOR: Isabel Allende
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From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, a magical and sweeping love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. 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.

Characters: 51. Amazon rating: 4 stars. Genre: Romance.




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CH1   MapMoldova, Romania.
9   Katana sword.
10   Tanforan Racetrack, San Bruno, California - Japanese transfer location.
    Topaz,Utah - transfer center.
11   Popovers.
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