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Second Saturday Book Club: March 2017

Join us on Saturday, March 11th for a discussion of The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.  Meetings take place from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in the Community Room.  New members always welcome! 

In 1939, as Europe goes to war, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent San Fra
ncisco mansion.  There she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family’s Japanese gardener, and between them a a tender love blossoms– but it is a love they are forever forced to hide.  Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life.  Irina, a care worker, meets the older women and her grandson, Seth, at Lark House nursing home.  As they forge a friendship, Irina and Seth become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters Alma receives, and discover the story of Ichimei and a secret passion that has endured for almost seventy years.  –Publisher’s Description

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