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Here Comes the Sun Press Release

Peter Goodman - Friday, February 27, 2015

For immediate release: At 44, an American woman teaching yoga in Japan seeks to adopt—a story of triumphant love for families everywhere. Here Comes the Sun to be published by Stone Bridge Press June 2015.

Here Comes the Sun
A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras
by Leza Lowitz
June 9th 2015
Print ISBN: 978-1-61172-021-1 | Ebook ISBN: 978-1-61172-913-9
US $16.95 | CAN $11.99
Paper | 5.5 x 8.5'' | 244 pages
Distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution

Californian Leza Lowitz is single and traveling the world, which suits her just fine. Coming of age in Berkeley during the sexual and feminist revolutions of the 1970s, she learned that marriage and children could wait. Or could they?

She moves to Japan and meets the man of her dreams, who opens her heart in ways she never thought possible. Rather than struggle to fit in as an outsider far from home, she opens a yoga studio in Tokyo and makes a home for others. She visits India to work on herself and spends time back in California to deal with her past. But something is still missing until she returns to Japan to discover that when you give a little love to a child, you get the whole world in return.

This inspiring memoir reflects the author's deep connection to yoga that allows her to realize that infertile does not mean inconceivable. Through teaching, meditation, and community, she transcends her struggles and embraces the joys of adoption and motherhood.

Here Comes the Sun proves that love is not bound by blood. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in that which connects us, holds us together, and makes us family.”—MC YOGI

“In this beautiful and moving memoir, Leza Lowitz captures the ache we all have for love, and how the purest search can take us to unexpected corners of the earth.”—Marie Mutsuki Mockett, author of Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye

Leza Lowitz lives in Tokyo with her husband, the writer Shogo Oketani, and their 10-year-old son. Lowitz has published over 17 books, many on Japan, and has run her own yoga studio in Tokyo for a decade. She travels around Japan and Asia to teach yoga, and write. Her debut Young Adult novel, Jet Black and the Ninja Wind (Tuttle) won the APALA Award in Young Adult literature.

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