Shadows Over Paradise

Shadows Over Paradise

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For readers of Kate Morton and Jamie Ford comes a captivating novel of two very different women, struggling to come to terms with the ghosts from their past--by the internationally bestselling author of A Vintage Affair and The Very Picture of You

Sometimes the only way forward is through the past.

Jenni Clark is a ghostwriter. She loves to immerse herself in other people's stories--a respite from her own life, and from a relationship that appears to be nearing its end. Jenni's latest assignment takes her to a coastal hamlet in England, where she's agreed to pen the memoir of an elderly farm owner named Klara. Jenni assumes the project will be easy: a quiet, ordinary tale of a life well lived. But Klara's story is far from quiet. She recounts the tale of a family torn apart by World War II, and of disgraceful acts committed against a community in the Japanese prison camps on the Pacific island paradise of Java. As harrowing details emerge and stunning truths come to light, Jenni is compelled to confront a secret she's spent a lifetime burying. Weaving together the lives of two very different women, Isabel Wolff has created a captivating novel of love, loss, and hope that reaches across generations. Praise for Shadows Over Paradise

"An excellent choice for fans of Sarah Jio and Kate Morton."--Booklist "Shifting focus from the present to the past with ease, this novel brings to the page the reality of the horrors of the Japanese-run internment camps in vivid and gory detail. Wolff's latest will please fans of women's stories that include a realistic depiction of life during wartime and the ability to overcome adversity."--Library Journal "Beautifully written . . . an outstanding book club selection . . . If you liked Jamie Ford's novels [then] you'll like Shadows Over Paradise."--Huntington News
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 208 x 20mm | 227g
  • English
  • 0345533186
  • 9780345533180
  • 1,651,808

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Praise for Shadows Over Paradise

"An excellent choice for fans of Sarah Jio and Kate Morton."--Booklist "Shifting focus from the present to the past with ease, this novel brings to the page the reality of the horrors of the Japanese-run internment camps in vivid and gory detail. [Isabel] Wolff's latest will please fans of women's stories that include a realistic depiction of life during wartime and the ability to overcome adversity."--Library Journal "Beautifully written . . . an outstanding book club selection . . . If you liked Jamie Ford's novels [then] you'll like Shadows Over Paradise."--Huntington News Praise for Isabel Wolff

"With a wide cast of realistic, wonderfully drawn characters, a deft blending of the past with the present, and a seemingly effortless managing of several plots at once, this charming novel . . . deserves a place in all popular fiction collections."--Library Journal (starred review), on A Vintage Affair "Captivating, seductive . . . This novel reflects how beauty exists in all facets of life, especially in people."--RT Book Reviews, on The Very Picture of You
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About Isabel Wolff

Isabel Wolff was born in Warwickshire and studied English at Cambridge. She is the author of ten bestselling novels, and has been published in twenty-nine languages. She lives with her family in London, where she is at work on her next novel, to be published by Bantam.
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1,089 ratings
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4 44% (477)
3 19% (204)
2 3% (33)
1 1% (7)
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