Smoke in the Sun

The plot weaves together disparate voices into a surprisingly melodious chorus.

Flame in the Mist

Mariko is one of the few characters that doesn’t need to be saved; she saves herself.

Read the World Wrap-Up | Japan

Japan’s an interesting place with an interesting people who have taken and incorporated the best of Western society into their country.

The Tale of Genji | Japan

This book catches a glimpse of Japanese court life in the 11th century that we’d never see otherwise, a look at the morals and values of a culture so far removed from Western thought.

Ghost Soldiers | WWII

Before we had books and movies about Rangers and SEALs and Green Berets, a group of brave men snuck far behind enemy lines to save the survivors of the Bataan Death March.

Kafka on the Shore | Japan

While there are undeniably elements about the otherworldly in this book, it’s based in nothing more or less magical than the human soul.