- File Size: 183 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Publication Date: August 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005J2VOHM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,326,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Tales from High Mountain: Stories and Recipes from a Life in Japan, Part I Kindle Edition
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Top customer reviews
On the surface, it is the story of a young woman who spent a lot of her growing up years in Japan who goes to stay with a family in a small rural village where the lifestyle has never lost it's connection to the traditional.
But there is also the story of coming to terms with a place that the author had a "sibling rivalry" with growing up, vying for her mother's attention with the place her mother loved.
I liked the story we got, but I wish it had been longer. I was just really getting into it and it was over.
Obviously, one of the failings here is mine. I have been disappointed in how short some of my recent reads have been. Because I have been reading on my kindle, I haven't gotten a sense of the size of a book when I buy it and have been disappointed when they were abruptly over. I need to start looking at the page count when I buy!.
The author tell us all about her struggles, but also the joy she derives from the progress she makes with improving her knowledge of Japanese and taking part in the daily life of her hosts. She makes no attempt to present herself in a flattering light, which is refreshing. Her writing style is clear and straightforward. This book was a pleasure to read.
The writing is beautifully simple, and narrates the author's experience eloquently. It is as though we can see the world in which she was immersed through her very own eyes.
Highly recommended to those who have visited or wants to visit Japan, as well as to the romantics who believe that we also fall in love with inanimate objects and the surroundings.
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