SBP Blog

Author, Alexandra Johnson shares 'The Fourth String' blurb

Michael Palmer - Friday, November 23, 2018

We're proud to share that Alexandra Johnson, author of The Hidden Writer has shared her blurb on Janet Pocorobba's upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me  Read More

Author, Rachel Manley shares her thoughts on 'The Fourth String'

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 24, 2018

We are still months away from the publication of Janet Pocorobba's The Fourth String, but we've received wonderful words about the book from the literary world. Rachel Manley, author of Drumblair trilogy and recepient of Canada's Governor General's Award for Literature has weighed in!  Read More

Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Easy and Fun Katakana

Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.

My Year of Dirt and Water

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

japanese book World War Two buddhist swastika tracy franz Chinese history Nikolas Bunton anime kyoto memoir osamu dazai how to matcha peace haiku henry kiyama review Language asia award eating in japan university of chicago japanese culture book signing Second World War japanese people Japan huffington post Translation pottery danica davidson hitler sensei politics and prose Japanese holidays shamisen Korea astrology author Poetry japan memoir japanese travel Coming of Age Day book tour gratitude in japan giajin new york a shameful life ningen shikkaku monk religion suehiro maruo China japanese ritual Christianity osaka japanese customs buddhism Korea photography wife memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist publicity bowing in japan journal of a zen monks wife in japan donald keene classic suicide classic japanese literature china history mark gibeau guide Spring Festival Chinese culture Tokyo Olympics visitor monk wife WWII jared cook 2020 Olympics the silver spoon World War II swastika VIZ poetry of consciousness comic history how to travel in japan amys guide to best behavior in japan Basho's Narrow Road travel Japan Asian Studies japanese etiquette gaijinpot PEN AWARD manga verticle book History Chinese New Year travel to japan rachel manley AAS hooked cross Art/Design Japanese aesthetics blurb four immigrants literary prize Japanese art haibun tricycle magazine japan custom yukio mishima Ukiyo-e zen monk how to order in japan gaijin pot book hoarding diary tokyo my year of dirt and water damian flanagan tk nakagaki zen author tour purification shun medoruma journal' monks wife UCLA Olympics william f sibley fred schodt frederik schodt japan guide japan restaurant green tea literature michael emmerich japanese bath world literature today in the woods of memory the japan times manners Japanese literature kansuke naka Shoah Travel Anime/Manga/Comics non-fiction Alexandra Johnson Year of the Dog t.k. nakagaki internment reviews zazen Spirituality author signing leonard koren publishing behavior stone bridge press holocaust Okinawan literature eastern and western philosophy expat japanese drunk etiquette journal illustration osamu tezuka announcement comics otakuusa drinking in japan Chiune Sugihara photography washington dc min kahng what do in japan center of east asian studies no longer human chinese comics jing liu japan etiquette books tea garden dark horse tourist book review the hidden writer asian review of books japanese classic understandind china through comics the buddhist swastika student teacher monks wife takuma sminkey Culture buddhist graphic novels seppuku japan travel Basho new books disney janet pocorobba nara 1960's Japan Chinese Astrology Children's Books amy chavez musical nazi japan today huffpost 1960s Korea bookstore polite koun tea stone bridge cafe Christianity in Japan author event literary review Children's Literature the fourth string The Colorado Review japan food book blurb Interview book publicity hiroaki sato