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Tricycle Magazine reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 06, 2018

We are excited to share a new review from Tricycle Magazine of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More

The Literary Review on 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A big thank you to The Literary Review for their wonderful review of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan. We are honored to have a book of ours reviewed by this great publication.
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Tracy Franz on her new book and continuing Zen practice

Michael Palmer - Monday, June 04, 2018

Tracy Franz's new book My Year of Dirt and Water is making waves. Check out her interview with Sumeru Press on her book and her continued life in Zen practice. Read More

Foreword Reviews on 'My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan' by Tracy Franz

Intern Intern - Friday, May 04, 2018

Our good friends at Foreword Reviews just wrote an illuminating book review of one of our upcoming titles, My Year of Dirt and Water by Tracy Franz, a memoir that "offers the singular pleasure of a story that obscures but is not obscured." Read the full review below.  Read More

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