Monday, December 16, 2019

The Sea of Japan: A Novel by Keita Nagano

The Sea of Japan: A Novel by Keita Nagano The Sea of Japan: A Novel

After fleeing a disastrous teaching job (and a bad gambling habit) in Boston, Lindsey starts teaching English in Hime, a small fishing town in Japan. One morning, while trying to snap the perfect ocean sunrise photo for her mother, she slips off a rock at the edge of Toyama Bay, hits her head, and plunges into the sea―and in doing so, sets off an unexpected chain of events.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Keita Nagano is an award-winning Japanese author who has lived almost equally in Nevada and Tokyo—more than twenty years in each place—and reflects the difference of the two cultures in his novels. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Keio University in Japan, as well as an MBA in global business and Ph.D. in management from Walden University in Minnesota. The pursuit of the authentic American experience is his hobby: he has been to all fifty states, all thirty major league ballparks, and the top sixty big cities in America. He has published seventeen business nonfiction and eight fiction books in Japan. In 2013, he received a Nikkei (Japanese Wall Street Journal) Award for Contemporary Novel for his missing-child thriller, Kamikakushi. He is also an official weekly columnist for Forbes Japan. Nagano lives in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife and Welsh corgi, and their teenage daughter is currently studying in Tennessee.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A writing style that was perfectly crafted to bring joy and compassion. While getting into the chapters and connecting with the characters I was easily passing the time without wanting to stop reading.  I feel like this would be a great book for someone with a big heart or that might need a little positivity in their day. Get ready to cry and laugh because this book is not a one mood kind of read. 

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