Tag Archives: Japan

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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Karma

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng is one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s a long one, over 400 pages, but so worth the time it takes to read. The book, published in 2008, was … Continue reading

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Mail Order Brides

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka is unlike any other book I have ever read.      I think that is what I like most about Otsuka’s work.  She has a unique voice and a very good one … Continue reading

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