Archive for the 'Book Reviews' Category

The Seduction of Silence, by Bem Le Hunte

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Set in India, this bestselling novel about spirituality and families makes for rapt reading. My reviews appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and Persimmon. The Persimmon review appears here.

Out, by Natsuo Kirino

Monday, January 31st, 2005

I reviewed this gripping Japanese mystery novel for the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Inland Sea, by Donald Richie

Monday, January 31st, 2005

This is my all-time favorite book, about a man’s travels through an undeveloped part of Japan. I was delighted to review this work for the Hyde Park Review of Books.

The Donald Richie Reader: 50 Years of Writing on Japan

Monday, January 31st, 2005

This is a terrific collection by an outstanding, prolific writer. My reviews appeared in Persimmon, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and the East Bay Express. The Persimmon review appears here.

Native American in the Land of the Shogun, by Frederik L. Schodt

Monday, January 31st, 2005

A Chinook from the Pacific Northwest enters Japan illegally in 1848. Find out more in my review for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Fabulous Small Jews, by Joseph Epstein

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

I reviewed this short-story collection for the San Francisco Chronicle.