Shadows Over Paradise

Shadows Over Paradise

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"When young ghostwriter Jenni Clark agrees to pen the memoir of an elderly farm owner, she expects nothing more than the ordinary, quiet tale of a life well-lived by a woman well-loved. But Klara's life has been far from quiet; and as she narrates her story of a family ripped apart by life in the internment camps of Java during World War II, Jenni finds herself forced to face her own ghosts, products of a long-buried, devastating childhood secret"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9780345533180
0345533186
Branch Call Number: Fiction Wol
Characteristics: xxi, 360 pages ; 21 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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