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It is a brilliantly written collection of short stories that elegantly weave together with overlapping characters.
I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone who loves a good story, is interested in Asian culture, and anyone who is looking for an original story.
It made me realize how so many different lives can be touched by one person in some way, which is part of "the love we share without knowing."
Barzak's beautiful book will take you to a place you have never been before. His characters touch one another in ways that remind us of our own lives, only perhaps a bit more... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Linda J Tessier
"I remember walking down these streets with you, my love, when I was far away from home and alone. You found me standing outside that light-strung shop window one evening, staring... Read morePublished on March 25, 2012 by Sofia Samatar
This is THE best book I've read in the past ten years. As an avid reader, I've probably read 500 books in the past ten years, and this is the best. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by BLinville
I read this some time ago and so the book is not fresh in my mind. However, it is one of those books that holds a special place in my heart, and I'm sure I'll read it again. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by C. Benjamin
I'll bet a lot of reviewers are tempted to use the words "slight" and "lovely" when reviewing this book. So I'm not going to use either. So there. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by frumiousb
I thought this book was very well written and a great sophomore effort. TLWSWK is several stories within a story and is connected together like a puzzle. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by P. Wilson
This is a beautiful book. Told in a series of interconnected short stories, mundane and fantastical events in the lives of locals and expats in Japan serve to awaken them in some... Read morePublished on November 6, 2009 by A. D. MacFarlane
When I picked up this book I was looking for something to pull me out of the cold desert that I was living in. I wanted to lose my thoughts in something worthwhile. Read morePublished on October 2, 2009 by Rosa M. Cordova
First off, I have to be honest and say that this book was a bit of a departure from what I normally read, and I knew that thanks to Nymeth's review. Read morePublished on July 30, 2009 by Melissa Owens