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The Samurai's garden [KIT]

Author: Gail Tsukiyama
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1996.
Series: Books-to-Go Kits.
Edition/Format:   Kit   Visual material : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
Summary:
The Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s is a somber backdrop for this unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Handbooks and manuals
History
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Material Type: Kit
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Tsukiyama
ISBN: 9780312144074 0312144075
OCLC Number: 800758009
Notes: "A novel"--Cover.
The "book discusssion kit" is a box containing a book discussion notebook and multiple copies of one title for reading groups or book club discussions.
Contains: 10 copies of the book plus one book discussion notebook that contains an author biography, further readings, summary, and questions for group discussions.
Description: 211 pages ; 21 cm 10 copies + 1 discussion guide.
Series Title: Books-to-Go Kits.
Responsibility: Gail Tsukiyama.

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Shortly before World War II, a Chinese man - sent to his family's summer home in Japan to recover from tuberculosis - meets a lovely Japanese girl and three older people. What ensues is a graceful  Read more...

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