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I loved this book. Set in Japan, two ex-pats gently struggle with being out of place and finding their footing. At times funny, at times momentarily deeply thought provoking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Wallace
A great story of self discovery and traveling to a far away land. Malena has a deft hand at translating the nuances of Japanese culture, and her characters' experience there. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David Olsen
Do not understand why everyone else seemed to like this book. It was essentially like reading a random person's diary.Published 14 months ago by KJAM
This is a lovely book--beautifully crafted by a gifted author(ess). Watrous' story evoked for me nostalgia for Japan and insight into the culture an English as Second Language... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mary Wyman
A delightful read that was an eye opener as well, concerning the recycling rigidity in China.Published 19 months ago by laura peyton
The book was written well enough but, for me, was filled a bit too much with angst of youth/twenty-something finding herself.Published 22 months ago by Laurine L. Lewis
I wanted to like this book, I really did, but I found the heroine of the story so annoying (as well as many of the other characters) that instead I just wanted to get it over with. Read morePublished on June 25, 2014 by Rachel M Weaver
An interesting and easy read. I did learn quite a bit about the culture of Japan. This would make a good beach booPublished on June 23, 2014 by Jane C. Meuser
Lovely book from whichever angle I look at it.
Living and working in a foreign country (and Japan at that, can't get much more culture-shocky than that, I think) is... Read more