The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet



A perfect historical novel about a Dutch clerk in Japan in the early 19th century. It starts as a love story, then becomes a rescue adventure, and about halfway through I was unable to stop reading. Mitchell’s descriptive writing is as good as the story, which is to say, breathtaking.

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