UC Book Club News

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is the May UC Book Club selection for their dinner meeting scheduled Thursday, May 11 at 6pm.

The Japanese Lover is a breathtaking story of love, sacrifice and the healing power of time.  In 1939, as Europe goes to war, young Alma Belasco's parents send her to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent San Francisco mansion.  There, she meets Ichimei Fukunda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them, a tender love blossoms - but it is a love they are forever forced to hide.

Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life at the Lark House nursing home.  Alma and her grandson, Seth, become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters Alma receives, and discover the story of Ichimei and a secret passion that has endured for almost seventy years.

The June UC Book Club selection is Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi.  New UC members are always welcome to this monthly book club event.  For more information, contact Joanne Woodman, Chair.  Home: 499-1225   Cell: 216-402-7761

Upcoming Selections:

  • June: Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
  • July: In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi


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