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Above the East China Sea

Above the East China Sea
  • Location(s): Okinawa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1945 and modern

In her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years...

The Flower Arranger

The Flower Arranger
  • Author(s): J J Ellis
  • Location(s): Tokyo, Iriomote Island
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Present Day

Holly Blain wants to cover real news. The entertainment beat — pop stars and teen trends — was not why she moved to Tokyo. When she meets Inspector Tetsu Tanaka, head of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police’s Gaikoku-jin unit, it might...

The Things She Owned

The Things She Owned
  • Author(s): Katherine Tamiko Arguile
  • Location(s): Okinawa, London, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Contemporary, 1940s-50s

Years after the death of her cruel and complicated mother, Erika is still surrounded by the things she left behind: an onigiri basket, a Wedgwood tea set, a knotted ring from Okinawa. Against her Japanese family’s wishes, Erika has...

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