L'amante giapponese

L amante giapponese L epica storia d a tra la giovane Alma Belasco e il giardiniere giapponese Ichimei una vicenda che trascende il tempo e che spazia dalla Polonia della Seconda guerra mondiale alla San Francisco dei no

  • Title: L'amante giapponese
  • Author: Isabel Allende Elena Liverani
  • ISBN: 9788807031601
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • L epica storia d a tra la giovane Alma Belasco e il giardiniere giapponese Ichimei una vicenda che trascende il tempo e che spazia dalla Polonia della Seconda guerra mondiale alla San Francisco dei nostri giorni.

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    1. I fell in love with Isabel Allende's writing when I was in high school. I still remember the first sentence of the first book I ever read of her's: "Barrabas came to us by sea". At the time Allende wrote sweeping historical novels that predominately took place in her native land Chile. Yet, her writing style changed in the many years she has been in the United States, branching out to write crime novels and even some books geared toward young adults. The passion she wrote with in books like Hous [...]

    2. 4.5 stars .At its core , this is a love story that spans decades, but it is about so much more . It's about surviving, about aging, about forbidden love , about the depth of caring and friendship that allows loved ones to seek their own happiness without reproach . Jews fleeing the Nazi occupation of Poland, the war, Japanese internment camps in the United States are part of the unfolding story of an elderly woman coming to terms with and reliving her past . But in the present she is instrumenta [...]

    3. Oh, I haven't so agonized over a review in such a long time. Here's the thing. There is a part of me that wondered, "If this wasn't Isabel Allende, would this book ever have been published?" It's pages and pages and pages of exposition. A held-at-arm's-distance recitation of characters' histories, loves, lives, and losses, interspersed with patinated scenes of an assisted living center for geriatric WASP hippies in the woods a comfortable, but convenient, distance from San Francisco. There's lit [...]

    4. Imagine for a moment .g 8 years old. My 8 year old memory includes loss. My father and both grandparents were no longer living. That 8 year old memory includes loss of the new custom home my parents built that we were about to move in a week before he dieden a week later a major flood & mud slide destroyed every house ( all new developments)'except' ours. However, my mother backed outd never moved us into that new home. I remember feelings of fear when we first moved into an apartment comple [...]

    5. Was this novel really written by the same woman who thrilled me with "Island beneath the Sea," "Zorro," "Portrait in Sepia," "Daughter of Fortune," "House of the Spirits?" Somehow I find that hard to believe.Rather than putting her "beautifully drawn characters" into history, the book just throws every societal ill of the last 75 years at the reader. It reads like the writer was handed a catalog of things which must be included. First we start with the Nazi invasion of Poland and subsequent emig [...]

    6. When I started reading Isabel Allende's The Japanese Lover, I liked it well enough but I wasn't feeling anything special. I think I was suffering a bit from the high expectations that come with reading a book by Allende. But as I got deeper into it, I found myself really drawn in by the story and characters. It doesn't have the intense richness of The House of Spirits or some of Allende's other books set in Latin America, but Allende's particular ability to weave characters and their stories and [...]

    7. Interesting story idea, but too many disjointed and melodramatic plot lines, too much telling vs. showing, and totally lacking in the lyrical prose of some of her earlier books. This one felt formulaic and thrown together.

    8. Anyone who has read Allende recognizes her talent for narratives that transcend time, love and cultures across generations. In this novel, there are two stories entwined: one of eternal love told by Alma, an 80 year old woman as she reflects back on her life to her assistant Irina, from the walls of her retirement room; and Irina's own difficult, sad life journey. Themes of friendship, loss, family, love and forgiveness abound.I've read some harsh reviews and perhaps I didn't feel the same emoti [...]

    9. 3 stars"We are all born happy. Life gets us dirty along the way, but we can clean it up. Happiness is not exuberant or noisy, like pleasure or joy; it's silent, tranquil, and gentle; it's a feeling of satisfaction inside that begins with self-love."Alma Belasco knows that happiness is not an easy achievement. After years of learning and growing and forgiving herself for choices she has made, the aging Alma knows a thing or two about living life and feeling fulfilled. Separated from her parents d [...]

    10. I really liked this book. It's about friendship, love, and aging with many touching relationships.(I also learned about how the Japenese Americans were sent away to interment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, I had never known this happened).

    11. 3.5 After overcoming my initial reaction that this novel would not have the depth which Allende was noted for in her earlier novels (and it did not)I realized that this was a very good story. It touched on some very important historical events: the Nazis, the attack on Pearl harbor and its resulting Japanese interment camps, cultural differences and expectations, aids and homosexuality as well as child pornography and sexual abuse. I did, however, have a problem with Ada throughout much of this [...]

    12. From reading the book blurb, I was wary that this novel would be emotionally overwrought. : Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our livesI found it to be one of those big-hearted tales that pluck your heartstrings while you root for the main characters to find the love of others that they deserve. It wasn’t quite sappy, but came close. We watch a friendshi [...]

    13. Alma Belasco, now an octogenarian living in a retirement residence, is telling the story of her life to her grandson Seth and her immigrant care worker Irina. Alma met Ichimei Fukuda, the son of her family's Japanese gardener, when they were children. Their instant connection eventually turned into a lifelong love affair which is recounted through letters and flashbacks. The Fukuda family was sent to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, and lived under terrible conditio [...]

    14. 3☆“Why do you ask, Aunt Lillian?””Becauserriage without passion is like food without salt.”Such was the issue for me with this one. It was like a well prepared meal without salt. Or perhaps, not the seasoning I prefer. I kept putting my fork down after each bite to sip my wine only to experience a disconnect. I was hoping for a nice dessert at the end that made it worthwhile. Instead I had more wine. A Dianthus Rosé from Tablas Creek. That put a smile on my face.

    15. Omg, 'The Japanese Lover' is such an emotionally flat read! The title is the only grouping of words with a hint of a living heartbeat for what seemed to me like thousands of pages. However, unlike 'Ripper', which Isabel Allende also wrote, this book is coherent.Reader, if gelded literary reads are the kind of books which you recommend to your book club because it helped you pass the hours between arranging the flowers into a delicate expression of beauty and checking the work of the servants, or [...]

    16. At a very young age, Alma Mendel’s family was torn apart – first her beloved brother Samuel was shipped off overseas then not too much later, her parents informed Alma that she would be journeying from her home in Poland to San Francisco to live with an Aunt and Uncle she had never met. It was 1939 and the Mendels wanted their children to be safe – they were determined to stay in Poland themselves but have their children returned to them after the war…Alma’s journey to her new life too [...]

    17. What I really like about Isabel Allende is her ability to create families that, despite their quirks and off the wall characters, are so well drawn that they feel real and she has done it again here with the Bellasco family. By the end of the read I almost felt as if I too was a part of this dynasty. The story is mostly set in a San Fransisco Bay area residential complex for the elderly. I loved this setting – an old people’s complex with a clientele drawn from the hippie generation. These p [...]

    18. A quiet, contemplative book A look at the life of Alma Mendel, sent as a child to live with her aunt and uncle in San Francisco. Her Jewish parents are never able to find their way to her from their native Poland, victims of Nazi atrocities. Isaac and Lillian Blasco, her relatives, whose wealth increases with no diminishing of their innate kindness, their grandson, Nathaniel, beloved and steady, loyal.Ichimei Fukuda, gardener's son, Japanese internee, dreamer. Seth, Alma's grandson, a man graced [...]

    19. (3.5) Allende is a wonderful storyteller. This isn’t up to the level of her South American novels (e.g. The House of the Spirits), and in elaborating both Alma’s and Irina’s stories there’s a bit too much telling rather than showing, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book all the same – I devoured it in just a few days. Allende is sensitive to both the process of aging and the various strategies for dealing with traumatic events from the past. If you’re interested in exploring the internm [...]

    20. At 73, Isabel Allende is finally old enough to write about retirement with some personal authority, but there’s nothing retiring about her treatment of the twilight years. Although her new novel takes place in what we used to call an old folks’ home, “The Japanese Lover” is animated by the same lush spirit that has sold 65 million copies of her books around the world. While brushing aside the dismal expectations and hoary jokes about elderly people, she captures the real complexity and a [...]

    21. Isabel Allende is such a skilled storyteller. This novel is full of surprises, slow disclosures, and containes loveable flawed characters. It also has some interesting yet sad historical pieces like the treatment of the Japenese on the west coast during WWII. The Japanese Loveris my first Allende book. I hear her other books are even better so this won't my last.This was a buddy read with my friend Nita. It was fun discussing the book with her.

    22. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I have long loved the poetic voice of Isabel Allende’s novels. A few of her recent novels left me not quite satisfied so I was very anxious to read The Japanese lover. In this book I feel as though she has returned to her very strong characters, with complicated but fully developed background history for all, not only the major players but some of the minor ones as well.The book is about loving, giving, forgiving an [...]

    23. I was looking forward to starting 2016 with my first book by Isabel Allende. Unfortunately I'm disappointed as this book turned out to be quite blah. As a reader, it was easy to fall in sync with the pace of the story but I never became invested (or cared) about any of the characters. The story remained flat with only a few elements that sparked my interest very late in the book. Will I read another novel by this author? Absolutely! The House of The Spirits comes highly recommended.

    24. I was very excited to win an advance reader's edition of Isabel Allende's new book in a first-reads giveaway. She has been a favorite author of mine since reading The House of the Spirits, my first venture into the genre of magical realism.The Japanese Lover is historical fiction but more importantly a love story--a love that is hindered by society's prejudices and the lack of the courage to overcome the obstacles. The story is set in San Francisco where little Alma Mendel is sent to live with [...]

    25. Allende is an author I have come to late in life, and one whom I have come to love.She writes sweepingly majestic tales full of human frailty, and passion, and deceit and love. Her characters are so very human; they are people we know and love. By the end of this book, they felt like family and friends to me.Set largely in 'Lark House', a residential home (or retirement home) we meet Alma and her carer Irina. Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina has a troubled past, one t [...]

    26. Allende's sweeping tale of forbidden love and loss, is really two stories. Alma is sent from Poland to live safely in San Francisco with her relatives in 1938 when Natzi threats lead the world into war. Decades later Irina, a young Moldavian care worker, fleeing a devastating past of her own , begins working at the eccentric care center called Lark house where the elderly Alma now resides. It's here that their paths meet and where they will both share their histories some of which ( Alma's) span [...]

    27. A truly wonderful story of love in many variations. One has to shake the head when realizing that Society can cause pain and anxiety and then applaud when people come together to love & respect each other for who we are. This isn't the most riveting story. It's a bit slow but all the pieces fall together in the end. There are many variations of family and loyalty throughout and they come together completely in the end. That's the really lovely part of this book.The story kept me interested t [...]

    28. Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. What makes a family? What makes a relationship? Allende’s novel is, in part, mediation on these questions. The story starts with Irina who gains a job working at a retirement home/ assisted living facility. She gains a boyfriend of a sort, and eventually a long term job with Alma, a semi-retired artist who lives in her rooms with a cat. Hired as Alma’s assistant, Irina meets her grandson Seth, and the two becoming increasingly interested about Alma’s past, an [...]

    29. The Japanese Lover is about survival and resilience, about secrets, family, and getting old. The novel follows the story of two very different women: one is the elderly Jewish lady, Alma Belasco, who as a child escaped to the USA prior to the German invasion of Poland, where her parents eventually perished; the other character is Irina, a young immigrant from Moldova, who’s working as a carer in a San Francisco nursing home. Irina ends up looking after Alma, and while helping her, she forges a [...]

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