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The Gardens of Kyoto: A Novel
     

The Gardens of Kyoto: A Novel

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by Kate Walbert
 

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So begins Kate Walbert's beautiful and heartbreaking novel about a young woman, Ellen, coming of age in the long shadow of World War II. Forty years later she relates the events of this period, beginning with the death of her favorite cousin, Randall, with whom she shared Easter Sundays, childhood secrets, and, perhaps, the first taste of love. When he dies on Iwo

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Gardens of Kyoto 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although well written, I found this book to be boring. I actually stopped reading it in the middle, something I never do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe the story could of been rather wonderful; but for all the jumping around. I found it very difficult to follow. Bouncing fron the past then the present the someone else's point of view. It didn't flow smoothly and kept me quite confused. As they say, " different strokes, for different folks. Pamisue
karissanoelle9 More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written and wonderful story. One of my favorite books.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is so different from other war romances. I don't even think it compares or can be decribed as a war romance. The hidden emotional boundaries we set are clearly portrayed in this novel. I have never not wanted to finish a book as much as this one. I would love to read more in the characters voice, full of truth and beauty. The book carried that same sincere prose through out the terrible events which lead her to face the truth. Ellen is a delicate character with characteristics we to can all relate. This book is a heartbreakingly romantic story of choices, oppurtunities lost and those we gain from our loses. It is a must read.