Blogs in June 2022

The Kimono Tattoo 9th June 2022

Fictional dangers become real to American translator, Ruth Bennett, in this high-octane multicultural thriller. Recently returned to her childhood home in Kyoto, after losing her job in the United States-and her marriage-Ruth was hoping her new job would offer...

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A Single Rose 19th August 2021

The temples and teahouses of Kyoto are the scene of a Frenchwoman’s emotional awakening in the stunning new novel by international bestseller Muriel Barbery. Rose has turned 40, but has barely begun to live. When the Japanese father she...

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I Love You So Mochi 9th May 2021

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West, I Love You So Mochi is a delightfully sweet and irrepressibly funny novel from accomplished author Sarah Kuhn. As sweet and satisfying as actual mochi… a tender love story wrapped...

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Cutting Back 2nd February 2021

At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning...

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Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto 18th May 2020

Two years out of college and with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Victoria Riccardi left a boyfriend, a rent-controlled New York City apartment, and a plum job in advertising to move to Kyoto to study kaiseki,...

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