Tag Archives: Japan

Adam’s Rib

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami is an intriguing short story collection. Translated from the original Japanese, the stories are deep and emotional. As a female reader, I am often clueless perhaps of male thought processes. These stories were enlightening. … Continue reading

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Unwelcome

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a fictional family saga about Koreans living in Japan during and after World War Two. It is almost 500 pages in length and took me weeks to read. The tale involves a young Korean … Continue reading

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Puffin

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro is a detective novel published in 2000. This is the third Ishiguro novel I have read and as in his other works, I enjoyed it. Told in the first-person by a man named … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King exceeded my expectations. This is my first foray into King’s series of continuing Sherlock Holmes tales and I enjoyed this one immensely. In this novel we find Holmes married to Mary Russell, a sharp-witted … Continue reading

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Whither Thou Goest

Bridge to the Sun by Gwen Terasaki is a memoir written by the American wife of a Japanese diplomat during World War II. When the Tennessee born author met and married her Japanese husband in Washington D.C. in 1931, little … Continue reading

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Holmes Resurrected

Sherlock Holmes the Missing Years: Japan by Vasudev Murthy is a refreshing new Holmes mystery. Narrated by the ever faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson, the mystery begins with an ominous letter written in Sherlock Holmes handwriting instructing Watson to make haste … Continue reading

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Starting Over

I chose to read The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs because the title of the book intrigued me.  The novel however, did not meet my expectations.  It is a good story about a young Jewish widow who … Continue reading

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