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A delicious tale about a woman finding her true identity in Japan. The descriptions of Japanese culture, the theme cafes and the love hotels, the karaoke booths and tea services... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carol Luther
I had strong fears about what my reaction to this book would be, stemming from stereotypes and preconceived notions of my own; that the blonde-haired beauty would waltz in and have... Read morePublished on July 3, 2014 by Dara Harris
I just loved the portrayal of the Japanese homestay experience in Love in Translation. I've had a few homestay experiences myself and they are always real eye-openers into Japanese... Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Amy Chavez
The editorial and reader reviews describe this novel in (more than?) enough detail. It is after all a novel, a story, and I for one only want from a review help in knowing if I... Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by George Goldberg
Celeste Duncan has lead a hard life. She never knew her
father, her mother died when she was young, she moved from
foster home to foster home all her life; never finding... Read more
As much as I loved the novel, Midori by Moonlight which preceded this one, Love in Translation was even better. Ms. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Patricia V. Davis (Volonakis)
In Wendy Tokunaga's second novel, Love in Translation, American Celeste Duncan, a thirtysomething aspiring musician who was brought up in foster homes, goes to Japan, Land of Hello... Read morePublished on January 13, 2010 by Suzanne Kamata
I loved Celeste, the protagonist of "Love in Translation," from page 1. Anyone who has ever longed to find her right place in the world or aspired to seemingly unreachable dreams... Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by Aki Gibbons
I devoured "Love in Translation," which was as delicious, colorful,and satisfying as one of the Japanese dishes Wendy Tokunaga so vividly describes. Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Irina E. Bragin