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Plum Wine
Plum Wine
Author: Angela Davis-Gardner
Bottle of homemade plum wine wrapped in sheets of paper covered in calligraphy link two worlds, two eras, and two lives as they trace a Japanese woman's secret history - and change a young American's future. — As this enthralling novel opens, Barbara Jefferson, teaching English in Japan in 1966, receives a bequest from her Japanese fellow teacher...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385340830
ISBN-10: 0385340834
Publication Date: 3/27/2007
Pages: 352
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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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.