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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: The compelling Richard and Judy Summer Book Club winner (Paperback)
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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: The compelling Richard and Judy Summer Book Club winner (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/05/2016
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK 'Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Piano Teacher, in the best way.' InStyle Amaterasu Takahashi has spent her life grieving for her daughter Yuko and grandson Hideo, who were victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Now a widow living in America, she believes that one man was responsible for her loss; a local doctor who caused an irreparable rift between mother and daughter. When a man claiming to be Hideo arrives on her doorstep, she is forced to revisit the past; the hurt and humiliation of her early life, the intoxication of a first romance and the realisation that if she had loved her daughter in a different way, she might still be alive today.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099592471
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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"Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Piano Teacher, in the best way." * InStyle *
"An absolute must. Gripping from the first page, you'll not want to put it down." * Marie Claire *
"A masterfully written story of loss, hope and forgiveness." * BBC Radio 2 Book Club *
"Astonishingly accomplished debut . . . the graceful style and clarity of her writing make this an addictive read." -- MUST READS * Daily Mail *
"A rich, romantic story, brimming with restrained emotion - with a twist that will take your breath away." * Sunday Mirror *

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“Less chic-lit, more affecting family history.”

The paperback cover for this, really doesn't do the book justice. It looks a bit like light-hearted chic-lit romance, set in (potentially) feudal Japan. It's not. It's about one family and how their... More

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