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I found this an odd book. Not just the format- vignettes loosely bound together, styled after a Japanese courtesan’s ‘pillow book’ from the Edo period , each vignette featuring a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laurie A. Brown
I've read two other Whitney Otto books, both insightful and rich in their story and content. THIS treasure, however, moves to the top of my list. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by MLG
I have never read a novel that has captured me in all aspects. I cannot count the amount of times I have read this book and yet any time I lose it I order another copy. Read morePublished on October 27, 2006 by H. Cuyler
Otto's book reads as many short stories about love, finding love, or missing love that are interconnected. The characters all know each other or someone who knows that person. Read morePublished on July 23, 2004 by L. Redding
It is impossible not to be transported back to the early 1980's in San Francisco while reading this book. Read morePublished on January 13, 2003 by Victory Silvers
This book left me with a bad feeling. It is well written and I found myself reflecting on insights it offered about people in general. However, I didnt like the characters. Read morePublished on November 18, 2002 by Lectora
Otto tries to make a parallel with the Japanese pillowbooks (a Japanese courtisan's version of a journal with random thoughts scrawled in bed) with this particular book. Read morePublished on July 29, 2002 by James Tsai