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Bamboo Island

(Bamboo Trilogy)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Juliet Crosby has lived a reclusive life on her Malayan rubber plantation since the Second World War robbed her of everyone she loved. However, the sudden appearance of a young woman from Indonesia disrupts her lonely existence and stirs up unsettling memories. Juliet is forced to recollect her prewar marriage, her wartime ordeals in Japanese-occupied Singapore and the ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published 2015 by Monsoon Books
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Cora Tea Party Princess
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
5 Words: Memories, family, love, passion, war.
Beth (bibliobeth)
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hello everyone and welcome to the second of three very special days on my blog to celebrate the Bamboo Trilogy by Ann Bennett. To see my review of the first book in the series, Bamboo Heart, please click HERE. This post today will focus on the second novel, Bamboo Island which involves different characters than the first book but is set in the same time frame, in Southeast Asia during the Second World War. It means each book can be read as a stand alone but we do get certain events being ...more
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Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Story of a lady in Malaya in WW@
Elizabeth Lloyd
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found myself particularly drawn to Bamboo Island, because it described the period of history, during the second world war, when all society in Singapore and Malaya was turned completely upside down in a tragic, life-changing manner. The book moves between the late 1930s/ early 1940s when Juliet and Rose arrived in Penang to stay with their aunt and uncle and the early 1960s when Mary, a young nurse, arrives at the remote rubber plantation which Juliet is running in northern Malaysia.
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Siobhan Daiko
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I can honestly say that I loved it. Having read and enjoyed "Bamboo Heart" I was looking forward to reading "Bamboo Island" and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I don't give spoilers in my reviews or recount the plot as some reviewers like to do. For me, the characters in "Bamboo Island" are what make this novel stand out from the ordinary. Especially Juliet. Totally three-dimensional, and I found myself ...more
Karen G Clesen
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every bit as good as her first book

The capture of Shanghai, the long years of imprisonment, and a mother and daughter reunited after twenty years. Of course the best was saved for last...the lover and father found after all.
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