Shadows over paradise: a novel

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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 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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