Search Results: "Yukiko Kato"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE MEADOW by Yukiko Kato
by Yukiko Kato, illustrated by Komako Sakai, translated by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"This immersive experience is the first in a proposed series of nature books; a welcome addition. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A memorable day at the river with the whole family. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A notable collection—to be read not only for its insights into the lives of contemporary Japanese women but for the very good writing here."
Stories by currently noteworthy Japanese women writers, published in the 1980's, and now available for the first time in translation. Read full book review >

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GIRLWOOD by Claire Dean
by Claire Dean, illustrated by Aya Kato
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 19, 2008

"The Lessons are writ large, but the tale itself is a wisp writ small. (Fiction. 12+)"
Despite its genuinely gorgeous cover and illustrations, this story and its characters never come to life on the page. Read full book review >

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EMBRACING FAMILY by Nobuo Kojima
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2006

"Light on literary value, this is an informative snapshot of a moment when the violent shock of exposure to Western values was impacting every aspect of Japanese life."
A married salary man watches his male authority crumble amid seismic cultural shifts in postwar Japan in Kojima's 1966 novel, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"The book has a thin degree of sociological interest, but its overwhelming effect is soporific. (13 b&w photos, not seen)"
paper 0-520-21979-1 A bestseller in Japan, where it has gone through more than 40 printings since its was first published in the late '60s, this autobiography of a noted Japanese man of letters will strike many Western readers as serious, well-meaning, and mind-numbingly dull. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING LAKE by Brent Ghelfi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"Ghelfi's punchy noir prose holds his fourth Volk novel (The Verona Cable, 2009, etc.) together, and the plot is appealingly twisty, albeit full of stock characters and developments."
For brooding Russian agent Alexei Volkovoy, the murder of a beautiful journalist is personal. Read full book review >

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FLOATING CLOUDS by Fumiko Hayashi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"An imperfect book that joins a tradition of tales of women done wrong and who, at least in some way, get even for their suffering, even if it doesn't make them any happier."
Newly translated Japanese novel from Hayashi (1903-51) offers a tragic love story set against a backdrop of war and occupation. Read full book review >

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PLEASE ENJOY YOUR HAPPINESS by Paul Brinkley-Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"As startling and memorable as fiction and ripe for film adaptation."
A rare and beautiful love story between a British-American "sailor boy" and a cultured, older Japanese woman who had lived through the World War II years. Read full book review >