Jean Davies Okimoto is an author and playwright whose books and short stories have been translated into Japanese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, German and Hebrew. Her first novel for adults The Love Ceiling was the ebook Fiction Winner, Indie Next Generation Awards, named to the American Booksellers Association's Indie Next Reading Group List and an Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. Her numerous awards include Smithsonian Notable Book, the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, the Washington Governor's Award, International Reading Association Reader's Choice Award and the Green Earth Book Award. She has appeared on CNN, Oprah, and The Today Show. Her picture book Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat was adapted by Shelly Duvall for the HBO and Showtime television series "Bedtime Stories." Jeanie began writing for adults in 2004 when she and her husband Joe retired to Vashon Island, Washington where they are visited by deer, a raccoon named George who is missing a tail, and their seven grandchildren.
Set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it is the first summer of retirement for school librarian Maggie Lewis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica Higgins
I bought this book because of the setting, the beautiful Pacific Northwest. However, the happy story of a retired librarian in my age bracket appealed to me, the diverse and... Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by Caroida
Ever since I read Okimoto's The Love Ceiling, I've been anticipating another wonderful novel from her. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Barbara J. Mitchell
While reading this novel on a long, dreary flight home, I entered the intriguing world of Maggie Lewis and lost track of time. Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by Jennifer D.
This was a great story to read. The characters are so well fleshed out, you are sure to identify with at least one of them. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Sandra K. Stiles