Sayonara

Sayonara

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by James A. Michener
     
 

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From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a U.S. Army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the

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From a great master of historical fiction comes a brilliant tale of love amid war. James A. Michener combines powerful storytelling with deep sensitivity in this novel of a U.S. Army man who, against all odds, falls for a fascinating Japanese woman. Stationed in the exotic Far East, Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself lucky. The son of a general, dating the daughter of another powerful military family, he can look forward to a bright future. And he just can’t understand guys like Private Joe Kelly, who throw away their lives in the States by marrying local girls. But then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, nothing matters anymore . . . nothing but her.
 
Praise for James A. Michener
 
“A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”The New York Times
 
“Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”Chicago Tribune
 
“While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”Los Angeles Times

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”The New York Times
 
“Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”Chicago Tribune
 
“While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449204146
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1983
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
396,874
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 3, 1907
Date of Death:
October 16, 1997
Place of Death:
Austin, Texas
Education:
B.A. in English and history (summa cum laude), Swarthmore College, 1929; A.M., University of Northern Colorado, 1937.

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Sayonara 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good. It kept me glued to it once I got into the first chapter. Its a must read book for romantics at heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After having read several of Michenor's books, I really enjoyed this short, but sweet book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago