A Novel

Book - 2014
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Jenni loves her job as a ghostwriter - it satisfies her insatiable curiosity about people. It also means that she can hide behind the stories of others and not think about her own life too much. But when Jenni starts work on the memoirs of a survivor of the Japanese internment camps in Java, striking coincidences force her to examine her own past.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, ©2014.
Edition: First Canadian edition.
ISBN: 9781443410007
Characteristics: 365 pages ;,22 cm.


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Jun 11, 2016

This was a good story - I like all of Isabel Wolff's books. It had some historical education in it as well as a good story.

booklady413 Jun 30, 2015

This book's theme is about WW II in the pacific. It relates the atrocities that the Dutch people in Java endured during the war. The main character, Jenni interviews Klara, a Dutch woman who was a child during the Japanese occupation of Java. Jenni realizes that Klara and she have secrets in their past that they are carrying alone. An interesting read.

T1mothy Jan 03, 2015

An excellent book that gives insights into the plight of women and children in Java. Something about history that I did not know. The style in which this book is written is excellent and made for a very enjoyable read.

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