Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Picador – Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop … Continue reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

Blog Tour: Drowning in the Floating World – Meg Eden

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Drowning in the Floating World by Meg Eden immerses us into the Japanese natural disaster known as 3/11: the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading Blog Tour: Drowning in the Floating World – Meg Eden

KA-E-RO-U Time to go Home – B. Jeanne Shibahara

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A whisk-you-away, thought-provoking novel. Desert-dweller Meryl travels to Japan, returns a WWII flag, and brings home an understanding of life that opens her heart for the unexpected. "In Japan...everywhere...red … Continue reading KA-E-RO-U Time to go Home – B. Jeanne Shibahara

Spinning Silk – T. Cook

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A brilliant weaver; a conscience stricken gardener; and a journey through deadly ancestral secrets. An orphan’s weaving genius ignites the envy of her peers, the possessiveness of her mill, … Continue reading Spinning Silk – T. Cook