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'The Fourth String' reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, May 13, 2019

We're proud to share that the Asian Review of Books has shared their review of Janet Pocorobba's new memoir, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me  Read More

Janet Pocorobba speaks with Lesley University Why We Write Podcast about her new memoir

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, April 03, 2019

On the Why We Write podcast from Lesley University, Associate Professor Janet Pocorobba discusses her new book, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and MeRead More

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