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By James A. Michener

From a very good grasp of old fiction comes an excellent story of affection amid battle. James A. Michener combines robust storytelling with mild sensitivity during this novel of a U.S. military guy who falls for a desirable jap lady opposed to all odds. significant Lloyd Gruver considers himself fortunate. The son of a military common, relationship the daughter of one other strong army family members, his destiny appears impossibly vivid. Stationed in attractive, unique Japan, he simply can’t comprehend men like inner most Joe Kelly, who throws away his lifestyles within the States through marrying one of many neighborhood ladies. Then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, not anything issues anymore . . . not anything yet her.
 
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