Something For Everyone!
Kirkendall Public Library has a wide variety of monthly programs and events for every member of your family. We encourage readers of all ages to visit us at 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Dr. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. to learn more about what we have to offer.
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By Hook or By Book Discussion Group
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
- Date: 10/24/2017 1:00 PM
- Location: Kirkendall Public Library
1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
- In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco is sent away to live with a wealthy aunt and uncle in California. Her life is quickly changed when she meets the son of her aunt’s gardener, Ichimei Fukuda. Young love blossoms between them, until they are cruelly separated when Ichimei and his family are relocated to a Japanese-American internment camp. Throughout their lifetimes, they manage to reunite again and again, but theirs is a love they are forever forced to hide from the prejudiced eyes of the world.
Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her life and forges a friendship with Irina Bazili—a care worker with her own troubled past—at a nursing home in California. As Irina begins to form a relationship with Alma’s grandson, Seth, the pair investigates a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma in an effort to uncover the secret of Alma’s mysterious Japanese lover.
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