Books by Cathy Hirano

MORIBITO by Nahoko Uehashi
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

This newly translated 1996 Japanese fantasy has spawned nine sequels, a radio drama, a manga comic book and an anime television series in Japan. Read full book review >

THE LETTERS by Kazumi Yumoto
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 13, 2002

In this lyrical tale translated from Japanese, a 28-year-old woman looks back on the year after her father's death, when she was six and seven. Read full book review >

THE FRIENDS by Kazumi Yumoto
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 21, 1996

In this graceful first novel, the funeral of one boy's grandmother excites a curiosity about death in three Japanese schoolboys: fatherless Kawabe, jiggling with nervous energy; pudgy, soft-hearted Yamashita; and the narrator, Kiyama. Read full book review >

DRAGON SWORD AND WIND CHILD by Noriko Ogiwara
FICTION
Released: May 14, 1993

From the Japanese, a heroic fantasy featuring an orphan swept up in the gods' quarrels. Read full book review >