Search Results: "Akira Yoshimura"


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SHIPWRECKS by Akira Yoshimura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 1996

"More, please, of Yoshimura."
The first English translation of a veteran Japanese writer who is president of his country's writers' union and the author of 20 novels. Read full book review >

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STORM RIDER by Akira Yoshimura
Released: May 1, 2004

"Much less dramatic and satisfying than Yoshimura's tightly plotted earlier fiction. A disappointment."
Here's something different from the prizewinning Japanese author (One Man's Justice, 2001, etc.): a historical novel about a preadolescent boy who leaves his homeland and loses his nationality. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN’S JUSTICE by Akira Yoshimura
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A qualified success, at best. But there's no doubt that Yoshimura is a very considerable talent. One looks forward to seeing more of his scrupulous, intense fiction in English translation."
A Japanese war veteran's ordeal as a fugitive from American justice—in an ambitious though curiously uninvolving early (1978) novel by the bestselling author of Shipwrecks (1996) and On Parole (2000). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

"Though most of these men are no longer active, or even living, and not all 'changed the world' to quite the same degree, they're still worth knowing. (source list) (Picture book/collective biography. 8-10)"
In a companion to Amelia to Zora (2005), Chin-Lee selects an alphabetical array of men for the same treatment—a two or three paragraph biographical précis that includes a childhood incident, a description of important accomplishments and a pithy quote. Read full book review >

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INSATIABLE by Asa Akira
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Puritans take note: Nothing is left to the imagination in this hypersexual memoir of life as a porn star."
The relentlessly risqué exploits of an award-winning adult film star. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES OF MY LIFE by Donald Keene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Unique reflections capture a half-century of momentous transformation."
American scholar and translator Keene traces his lifelong fascination with Japanese literature. Read full book review >

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NOBODY KNOWS by Shelley Tanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A tale without a tidy end, all the more tragic for being told in such a simple, low-key way. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The spare, heartbreaking tale of four children struggling to make do after their mother abandons them in a Tokyo apartment. Read full book review >

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S CHEAP SHOT by Ace Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Two-thirds of a perfectly controlled kidnap tale, with Spenser close to his top form, crashes, burns and goes down without a trace in the end."
Boston's premier private eye signs on to recover the kidnapped son of one of Boston's sports heroes. Read full book review >