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Posted May 1, 2011
Book Title: The Beautiful One Has Come Author: Suzanne Kamata Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing ISBN: 978193363143809 Reviewed by Michele Tater for The Couch Tater Review This exquisitely written book consists of twelve short stories, each focusing on how a woman handles living in another country or how to live in their own. Most of these stories take place in Japan, where the women have to learn to adjust into a culture that is considerably different then what they are used to or how their ideas differ from society. This book gives the reader a brief look into the world of the Japanese and how they live and love. With characters of different of various ages and stages of life, it gives a wide range of glimpse into an assortment of situations. Some are adjusting live in general and some are to motherhood. Each must look inward to resolve the areas of their life that have become problematic to them. Especially with the awful events that have happen in Japan lately, this book gives the reader a look of this proud and everlasting country. It is a place filled with tradition and history. I think this book can be enjoyed by most age groups; young adult and adults. It is an easy reading book, which would be good on raining days, book clubs and anytime reading. I look forward to more books from this author, who I feel can only excel on what she has already written.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 24, 2011
It is a nice collection of japensee glimpses of thier coulture. The stories are short just glances. I enjoyed the one where two students met at art school and 4 years later they are married and have gone to Paris to paint. On the begining of that story her mom gets after her because she wants to finsh her picture before she does some work. Later after dinner the father asks her if they were her pictures and said they needed to send her to art school.
One story about a american living with her japense husband and everyone is curious what she buys at store, kids take her t-shirts off laundry line. how she is trying to join in the nieghborhood. One class she takes is ahulu dance class by a real hawian dancer. Who ends up telling her he is gay but his boyfriend his still in the closet and is afraid to come out.
They are interesting little bit pictures of how different their lives are and what is important to them at the time.