Book Review: The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper and Other Short Stories by Rebecca Otowa

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper and Other Short Stories Author: Rebecca OtowaPublisher: Tuttle PublishingPublication Date: March 24, 2020ISBN: 9784805315514 Synopsis from Goodreads:From the unique standpoint of an American woman who married into a Japanese family and has lived in Japan for moreContinue reading “Book Review: The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper and Other Short Stories by Rebecca Otowa”

Author Q&A and Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: American Panda Author: Gloria Chao Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Synopsis from Goodreads: At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, sheContinue reading “Author Q&A and Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao”

Review: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

 Title: The Crane Wife Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Publication Date: ISBN: 9781443420129 Synopsis from Goodreads: George Duncan is an American living and working in London.  At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes.  All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him forContinue reading “Review: The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness”