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Plum Wine

Angela Davis-Gardner

Critically acclaimed author Angela Davis-Gardner’s Plum Wine earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, which hailed the “wonderfully inventive plot” and a “protagonist as self-possessed as she is sensitive.” Set in 1960s Japan, Plum Wine is a powerful tale about cultural differences, romantic hardships, and the legacy of Hiroshima. An American teaching English in Tokyo, Barbara Jefferson receives an unusual bequest after the death of her colleague and closest friend, Michiko Nakamoto. In a chest are bottles of homemade plum wine, one for each year from 1939 to the present. The paper wrappings on the bottles are covered with Michiko’s life story, so Barbara gets help translating from Michiko’s childhood friend, a man named Seiji. As the two enter a complicated love affair, their fates become tied to the tragedies and secrets of the past. Moving and unforgettable, Plum Wine is elegantly narrated by Jennifer Ikeda, who perfectly captures the novel’s quiet resonance and cultural nuances. “Davis-Gardner’s exceptionally sensitive and enveloping novel illuminates with quiet intensity, psychological suspense, and narrative grace the obdurate divide between cultures, the collision between love and war, and, most piercingly, the horrific legacy of Hiroshima.”—Booklist, starred review

Critically acclaimed author Angela Davis-Gardner’s Plum Wine earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, which hailed the “wonderfully inventive plot” and a “protagonist as self-possessed as she is sensitive.” Set in 1960s Japan, Plum Wine is a powerful tale about cultural differences, romantic hardships, and the legacy of Hiroshima. An American teaching English in Tokyo, Barbara Jefferson receives an unusual bequest after the death of her colleague and closest friend, Michiko Nakamoto. In a chest are bottles of homemade plum wine, one for each year from 1939 to the present. The paper wrappings on the bottles are covered with Michiko’s life story, so Barbara gets help translating from Michiko’s childhood friend, a man named Seiji. As the two enter a complicated love affair, their fates become tied to the tragedies and secrets of the past. Moving and unforgettable, Plum Wine is elegantly narrated by Jennifer Ikeda, who perfectly captures the novel’s quiet resonance and cultural nuances. “Davis-Gardner’s exceptionally sensitive and enveloping novel illuminates with quiet intensity, psychological suspense, and narrative grace the obdurate divide between cultures, the collision between love and war, and, most piercingly, the horrific legacy of Hiroshima.”—Booklist, starred review
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Critically acclaimed author Angela Davis-Gardner’s Plum Wine earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, which hailed the “wonderfully inventive plot” and a “protagonist as self-possessed as she is sensitive.” Set in 1960s Japan, Plum Wine is a powerful tale about cultural differences, romantic hardships, and the legacy of Hiroshima. An American teaching English in Tokyo, Barbara Jefferson receives an unusual bequest after the death of her colleague and closest friend, Michiko Nakamoto. In a chest are bottles of homemade plum wine, one for each year from 1939 to the present. The paper wrappings on the bottles are covered with Michiko’s life story, so Barbara gets help translating from Michiko’s childhood friend, a man named Seiji. As the two enter a complicated love affair, their fates become tied to the tragedies and secrets of the past. Moving and unforgettable, Plum Wine is elegantly narrated by Jennifer Ikeda, who perfectly captures the novel’s quiet resonance and cultural nuances. “Davis-Gardner’s exceptionally sensitive and enveloping novel illuminates with quiet intensity, psychological suspense, and narrative grace the obdurate divide between cultures, the collision between love and war, and, most piercingly, the horrific legacy of Hiroshima.”—Booklist, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Linda Stephens

Length:

11h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:42