From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a US army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can't understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore...nothing but her.
"While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates." Los Angeles Times
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"Sentence for sentence, writing's fastest attention grabber." The New York Times
As we watch the 2016 US elections unfold along with a renewed unleashing of racism, bigotry and xenophobia , this book reminds me that the more things change the more they stay the same!
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