Isabel Allende novel features Japanese internment

Isabel Allende is partial to strong women, courtly manners and leftist politics. In her latest novel, “The Japanese Lover,” she delivers all three in a stirring romance about a passionate love affair between a Jewish refugee from Nazi-occupied Poland and a Japanese-American gardener.
Fans of “The House of the Spirits,” Allende’s best-selling debut novel set in her native Chile, will recognize common themes, including an affection for ghosts, alternative medicine and childhood romances that endure into adulthood.
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