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Subject: Omamori by Richard Mcgill
Date Posted: 7/25/2012 7:51 PM ET
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So I had some interesting finds at the UBS on Monday, including this one with an incredibly boring cover. I had to share what was on the inside. The blurb,

A DYNASTY WOVEN FROM SILK

1871...A chance encounter on the teeming docks of Yokohama brings together a young American adventurer and the impoverished son of a one-proud samurai line. From this unlikely alliance will come Kosokawa-Napier Limited-a vast business dynasty built on the weaving of the finest silk.

A FORBIDDEN LOVE THAT WILL NEVER DIE

1936...Now as the world lunges toward war, fate challenges the fortunes of two noble families-threatening to lay bare their deepest secrets. Now, Douglas Napier will risk his empire for the love of the Japanese woman who has been his secret mistress for twenty years. Now, the outcast child of that union will dare to claim his birthright. And now, during the last sunlit summer of peace, young Max Napier and Shizue Hosokawa-beautiful, graceful and already promised to the son of a powerful family-will pedge their forbidden love...

AN EPIC STORY OF THE GENERATIONS OF TWO FAMILIES

From the lush green hills of Kyushu, family seat of the Hosokawa clan, to the blood-drenched China prostrate before the advancing armies of the Rising Sun; from Hitler's Berlin to Harvard Yark, San Francisco and the Pacific battlefields beyond; and finally to the nightmare that was Nagasaki, Omamori sweeps us into the lives of men and women bound by unforgiving codes of honor, divided by the inescapable passions.

 

Date Posted: 7/27/2012 6:18 AM ET
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Cathy -- leave it to you to find this! You'll have to let us know whether the book lives up to its promise.
Date Posted: 7/27/2012 8:00 AM ET
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Deb, this one is working it's way to the top of the pile despite the tiny font. The cover itself is so unattractive I'm surprised I even gave it a second look.

ETA: be glad I didn't tell you about my other finds. There's some really good possibilities there.



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