search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Japanese Lover
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback | CD/Spoken Word
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atria Books
Publication date November 3, 2015
Pages 321
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501116971
ISBN-10 1501116975
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $28.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Named one of the most anticipated novels of the year by New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, and more. 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.

Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco’s charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years.

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 lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410483775 Book cover for 9781501116971
 
With Caistor Nick (other contributor), Amanda Hopkinson (other contributor) | Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (November 4, 2015)
9781410483775 | details & prices | 461 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $36.99
About: A multigenerational epic by the New York Times best-selling author of The House of the Spirits follows the impossible romance between a World War II escapee from the Nazis and a Japanese gardener's son, whose story is discovered decades later by a care worker who would come to terms with her past.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Caistor Nick (other contributor), Amanda Hopkinson (other contributor) | from Atria Books (November 3, 2015)
9781501116971 | details & prices | 321 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Named one of the most anticipated novels of the year by New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, and more.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781501116995 Book cover for 9781501124730 Book cover for 9781594138973
 
Reprint edition from Atria Books (July 5, 2016)
9781501116995 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $16.00
This edition also contains The Japanese Lover
About: From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II.
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (July 5, 2016)
9781594138973 | details & prices | List price $16.00
This edition also contains The Japanese Lover
About: From "New York Times" bestselling author Isabel Allende, a magical and sweeping ("Publishers Weekly," starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II.
from Simon & Schuster (November 3, 2015)
9781501124730 | details & prices | List price $18.00
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781442391239
 
With Joanna Gleason (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (November 3, 2015)
9781442391239 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.42 lbs | List price $29.99
About: From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.