Book Reviews of Plum Wine

Plum Wine
Plum Wine
Author: Angela Davis-Gardner
ISBN-13: 9780385340830
ISBN-10: 0385340834
Publication Date: 3/27/2007
Pages: 352
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Part love story, part mystery. It's a great book, set in the Vietnam war era, which surprised me when I first read it. It seems to be pretty well based in reality and now I want to look up more information about Japan!
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is about a young American woman, Barbara Jefferson, who goes to Japan to teach at a Tokyo university and the relationship she has with a Japanese woman who is her mentor and a friend. It also tells about the young woman's relationship with a young Japanese man, Seiji, and how that relationship plays a part in her mentor's life. As I used to work for an US community college Japanese programs, I enjoyed the read about the Japanese culture. Although it was a bit slow in the parts about Barbara's relationshipe with Seiji. Overall, I would recommend this book to a friend!
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this book was beautiful: in the prose and in the plot. I was especially pleased to learn about Hiroshima in a personal way, having previously just thought of it as an historical fact. Great characters - very true to life.
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An interesting complicated story that reminds the reader the horrors of the atomic bombs of World War II are not behind us.
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I didn't get into this book 'til the very end.