Books by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Released: April 7, 2020

" A revealing, richly textured portrait of the lives of those who put food on our tables.
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Literate travels in the forgotten American hinterlands. Read full book review >
WHERE THE DEAD PAUSE, AND THE JAPANESE SAY GOODBYE by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2015

"Mockett, who speaks Japanese (though not perfectly), is an observant and respectful guide to Japanese customs, open to new experiences and sensitive to changes in the culture. If she sometimes rambles on or wanders off, the trip is still worth it."
A journey through Japanese culture and religion by a Japanese-American woman grieving for her dead father and concerned that she will be unable to pass on her heritage to her young son. Read full book review >
PICKING BONES FROM ASH by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Debut novelist Mockett's portrayal of everyday life in Japan is engrossing, but the passivity of her protagonists belies her intent to demonstrate how talented women defy domestic constraints."
A piano prodigy, daughter of a Japanese outcast, flees motherhood but can't escape pursuit by her American offspring. Read full book review >