- 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...
- 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...
- 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...