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"A master storyteller.... Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon." The Wall Street Journal

Publisher's Summary

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
©1953 James A Michener (P)2015 Random House Audio

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"Sentence for sentence, writing's fastest attention grabber." The New York Times

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Sayonara

Beautiful and touching. Oh how I hated to say Sayonara. That can't be the end. Broke my heart. I want more and more

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  • 12-30-16

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It is a shame that such a good story was narrated so badly. It sounded as if the narration was just read by someone who stumbled and bumbled his way to the end.

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  • Marsha
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  • 03-10-16

Such a period piece

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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