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The Diplomat's Daughter - A Novel

Karin Tanabe

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and Orphan Train, the author of the "thought-provoking" (Library Journal, starred review) and "must-read" (PopSugar) novel The Gilded Years crafts a captivating tale of three young people divided by the horrors of World War II and their journey back to one another. During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas internment camp. She feels hopeless until she meets handsome young Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that love can bloom in even the bleakest circumstances. When Emi and her mother are abruptly sent back to Japan, Christian enlists in the United States Army, with his sights set on the Pacific front-and, he hopes, a reunion with Emi-unaware that her first love, Leo Hartmann, the son of wealthy of Austrian parents and now a Jewish refugee in Shanghai, may still have her heart. Fearful of bombings in Tokyo, Emi's parents send her to a remote resort town in the mountains, where many in the foreign community have fled. Cut off from her family, struggling with growing depression and hunger, Emi repeatedly risks her life to help keep her community safe-all while wondering if the two men she loves are still alive. As Christian Lange struggles to adapt to life as a soldier, his unit pushes its way from the South Pacific to Okinawa, where one of the bloodiest battles of World War II awaits them. Meanwhile, in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, as Leo fights to survive the squalor of the Jewish ghetto, a surprise confrontation with a Nazi officer threatens his life. For each man, Emi Kato is never far from their minds. Flung together by war, passion, and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people will collide as the fighting on the Pacific fr

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and Orphan Train, the author of the "thought-provoking" (Library Journal, starred review) and "must-read" (PopSugar) novel The Gilded Years crafts a captivating tale of three young people divided by the horrors of World War II and their journey back to one another. During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas internment camp. She feels hopeless until she meets handsome young Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that love can bloom in even the bleakest circumstances. When Emi and her mother are abruptly sent back to Japan, Christian enlists in the United States Army, with his sights set on the Pacific front-and, he hopes, a reunion with Emi-unaware that her first love, Leo Hartmann, the son of wealthy of Austrian parents and now a Jewish refugee in Shanghai, may still have her heart. Fearful of bombings in Tokyo, Emi's parents send her to a remote resort town in the mountains, where many in the foreign community have fled. Cut off from her family, struggling with growing depression and hunger, Emi repeatedly risks her life to help keep her community safe-all while wondering if the two men she loves are still alive. As Christian Lange struggles to adapt to life as a soldier, his unit pushes its way from the South Pacific to Okinawa, where one of the bloodiest battles of World War II awaits them. Meanwhile, in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, as Leo fights to survive the squalor of the Jewish ghetto, a surprise confrontation with a Nazi officer threatens his life. For each man, Emi Kato is never far from their minds. Flung together by war, passion, and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people will collide as the fighting on the Pacific fr
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For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and Orphan Train, the author of the "thought-provoking" (Library Journal, starred review) and "must-read" (PopSugar) novel The Gilded Years crafts a captivating tale of three young people divided by the horrors of World War II and their journey back to one another. During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas internment camp. She feels hopeless until she meets handsome young Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that love can bloom in even the bleakest circumstances. When Emi and her mother are abruptly sent back to Japan, Christian enlists in the United States Army, with his sights set on the Pacific front-and, he hopes, a reunion with Emi-unaware that her first love, Leo Hartmann, the son of wealthy of Austrian parents and now a Jewish refugee in Shanghai, may still have her heart. Fearful of bombings in Tokyo, Emi's parents send her to a remote resort town in the mountains, where many in the foreign community have fled. Cut off from her family, struggling with growing depression and hunger, Emi repeatedly risks her life to help keep her community safe-all while wondering if the two men she loves are still alive. As Christian Lange struggles to adapt to life as a soldier, his unit pushes its way from the South Pacific to Okinawa, where one of the bloodiest battles of World War II awaits them. Meanwhile, in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, as Leo fights to survive the squalor of the Jewish ghetto, a surprise confrontation with a Nazi officer threatens his life. For each man, Emi Kato is never far from their minds. Flung together by war, passion, and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people will collide as the fighting on the Pacific fr

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joy Osmanski, Corey Brill, Jacques Roy

Length:

13h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:46


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

41:12


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

38:52


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:30


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

22:26


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:40


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:39


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

27:44


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

08:45


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:06


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

22:39


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:40


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

21:16


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

08:34


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

20:53


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

20:00


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

32:22


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

30:29


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

16:01


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

07:16


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

28:55


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

25:33


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

38:38


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

43:51


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

22:47


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

26:52


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

27:43


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

18:37


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

19:50


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

30:04


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

14:54


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

17:34


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

15:51


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

06:31


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

20:14


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

05:17


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

21:49


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

00:57