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I remember the summer Linda went to Japan and had always wondered what the trip was like.
Despite some heavy-handed passages, the book is a relatively light read that taps into darker themes in a most affecting manner.
I would recommend this as a light read to everyone craving for some good home-cooked Japanese food!
I read this book mostly because it was one of the few books about bento available in the library.
I enjoyed the stories of Linda's childhood, especially the day she... Read more
I love Japanese culture, especially the food, so I figured I wouldn't be disappointed. I absolutely wasn't! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tiffany
Despite the slightly corny title, the book itself is very much written from the heart of the author. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sadie
My twins live in the Heartland and are of Asian heritage. This was a wonderful mentor text to get them thinking about their racial and cultural heritage and how their efforts to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Patricia
A collection of recollections of a childhood. I throroughly enjoyed reading this book. I will be placing this book in a visible spot on my shelf.Published 15 months ago by Michael Steven Arguelles
I like stories with favors of other cultures, so I really found this one interesting. Well written, good self-knowledge, and it made me want to try some of the recipes.Published 21 months ago by marci
This is a food memoir- every detail in every story is tied to the food the author grew up on, the foods of her parents' culture, the foods of celebrations and gatherings. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Debra Wilson
I took a chance in reading this book since I am a guy and I usually read mysteries and thrillers. It really surprised me that I enjoyed this book so much. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by David Leong
Bento Box in the Heartland is a coming-of-age memoir telling the story of a young girl's struggle to assimilate in her tiny Indiana town as the only Asian student in her school. Read morePublished on October 5, 2009 by American Immigration Council's Community Education Center