The Persimmon Tree

The Persimmon Tree

eBook - 2008
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The persimmon tree is a symbol of life, a heartwood that will outlast everything man can make . . . It is 1942 in the Dutch East Indies, and Nick Duncan is a young Australian butterfly collector in search of a single exotic butterfly. With invading Japanese forces coming closer by the day, Nick falls in love with the beguiling Anna van Heerden. Their time together is brief, as both are forced into separate, dangerous escapes. They plan to reunite and marry in Australia but it is several years before their paths cross again, scarred forever by the dark events of a long, cruel war. In The Persimmon Tree, Bryce Courtenay gives us a story of love and friendship set against the dramatic backdrop of the Pacific during the Second World War.
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2008
ISBN: 9781770870284
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jan 09, 2014

A great read! Something different from the usual. I was enthralled with the different viewpoints and aspects of the story. I will definitively be reading more from him.

Feb 02, 2011

I'm not much of a history boff, therefore I really enjoy a 'history lesson' wrapped in a good story!
Great author!

Oct 15, 2009

Interesting story. I had never read much about WWII in the pacific, and was fascinated/horrified by the conditions for the fighters in Guadalcanal. Who knew that tropical disease was such a player in the Japanese defeat?


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ajcon Apr 01, 2011

Loved this book, lots of adventure, a love story, and some history thrown in.

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