Diary of a Murderer by Young-ha Kim

South Korean author Young-ha Kim makes you feel like you’re walking on eggshells through his stories that seer with uncertainty, delirium, humor and the mundane. Of the four stories that Read more...

Posted by on February 25, 2020

The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories by Yukiko Motoya

A woman takes up bodybuilding on a whim, starts getting huge but her husband doesn’t notice. A sales clerk at a clothing store waits on someone who cannot find anything Read more...

Posted by on December 10, 2019

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a sweeping, carefully plotted novel of politics and trade in Japan when the island nation closed its borders to all others. There Read more...

Posted by on May 1, 2018

Flame in the Mist by Reneé Ahdieh

The prose is elegant and descriptive, and it's apparent much research was put into life in feudal Japan. If you're in the market for historical fiction in a nontraditional setting Read more...

Posted by on March 14, 2018

Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale by Belle Yang

The author of this book, Belle Yang, writes the story of her father’s family here. She returned home after college, and again after spending three years in China, her ancestral Read more...

Posted by on October 14, 2017

Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy by Icinori

A classic Japanese fairy tale comes to life with vibrant, striking illustrations from Icinori, a duo of French illustrators and printmakers. Issun Bôshi, the one-inch boy, is born to parents Read more...

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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