SBP Blog

The Pacific Rim Review of Books reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Maryse Cardin of The Pacific Rim Review of Books does a deep dive into Tracy Franz's year of zen memoir, My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  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!

China Smart

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Oh, Tama!

A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

The Fourth String

Two women. Two cultures. One music.

Tag Cloud

Alexandra Johnson Second World War pacific rim review of books History monk wife UCLA in the woods of memory traditional japanese instrument ancient symbols japan behavior internment japan travel etiquette manga jared cook Korea photography kris kosaka year of zen polite performance koto japan ravel lions roar learning shamisen 2019 Chinese history damian flanagan books writing author signing Children's Books journal of a zen monk's wife living in japan japanese customs Anime/Manga/Comics China dazai how to travel in japan hitler center of east asian studies osamu tezuka travel etiquette Tokyo Olympics Japanese aesthetics my year of dirt and water japan travel guide new york events black jack buddhist symbols japanese instrument fred schodt monk musical comics catcher in the rye shamisen performance Asian Studies ritual green tea review zen koun Christianity expat in japan 1960s Korea astro boy chinese comics diy mfa shamisen behavior best behavior in japan janet pocorbba suehiro maruo a shameful life japanese books in english japanese bath janet pocorobba Chiune Sugihara Translation diymfa pottery shaimsen literary review china history World War Two nara a memoir of sensei and me Poetry japan travel book signing 2020 Olympics rachel manley t.k. nakagaki the japan society the japan times hippocampus magazine tricycle magazine walt disney washington dc osaka no longer human juddhism expat illustration drinking in japan fantasy literature disney book award Year of the Dog a mejiro novel giajin kyodo news japan restaurant suicide verticle japanese translation dirt and water donald keene kyoto journal literary prize the asian review of books WWII classic japanese literature japan manners what do in japan literature japan guide brad hawley religion sensei amys guide to best behavior in japan kansuke naka japan culture Korea learning in japan trip rebecca otowa gratitude in japan new york Chinese Astrology lesley university Travel classic stone bridge cafe hooked cross yukio mishima Chinese New Year traditional japanese music forewrod reviews indies seppuku zen monk anime Chinese culture comic history japanese etiquette china smart Okinawan literature wife japan etiquette ancient symbol Culture japan today astrology japan visitor why we write podcast tracy franz politics and prose japanese classic amy chavez bowing in japan william f sibley guide book reading japanese craft the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me alan brill amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan zen monk in japan foreword reviews buddhism min kahng kyoto alan moore zen monk wife university of chicago janet pocrobba foreword indies finalist Nikolas Bunton gaijin PEN AWARD jing liu japan books book japanese instruments hiroaki sato diary manga biography traditional a memoir Shoah japanese cutlure VIZ poetry of consciousness visitor japanese manners sensei and me Japanese art international book award memoir author event eating in japan book review journal' monks wife holocaust mark gibeau japan trip author tour shun medoruma foreigner in japan monks wife haibun oh tama memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist the millions Art/Design traditional japanese instrumenet Spirituality memior japan custom japan food chinese otakuusa jun hazuki podcast tea benjamin franklin awards new books japanese drunk ningen shikkaku understandind china through comics student teacher book publicity the hidden writer nazi Ukiyo-e buddhist swastika Japanese literature japan vacation dark horse japanese culture tomoko aoyama author travel manners frederik schodt peace huffington post the fourth string Coming of Age Day reviews benjamin franklin award haiku paul mccarthy miswest book review Language manji book hoarding matcha will eisner japanese travel swastika bookstore non-fiction japanese people book reviews buddhist tea garden japanese music publicity ex pat literature World War II hate tk nakagaki purification publishing buddhist priest japanese book mieko kanai graphic novels summer vacation journal journal of a zen monks wife in japan interfaith japan book Japanese holidays kinokuniya event tokyo japan memoir Olympics michael emmerich gallery awa larry herzberg awards manners Christianity in Japan Basho memoir writing gaijin pot japanese etiquette event IBPA evil Basho's Narrow Road journal of a zen monk announcement photography book talk book tour four immigrants tourist travel Japan nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara american shamisen welton gaddy huffpost japan book review Children's Literature hitlers cross book blurb state of belief asian review of books holden caufield Spring Festival zazen AAS travel to japan Interview stone bridge press how to order in japan asia eastern and western philosophy do it right and be polite henry kiyama new release how to the buddhist swastika foreword indies award award danica davidson zen monks wife' gaijinpot osamu dazai The Colorado Review world literature today 1960's Japan takuma sminkey blurb frank beyer japanese books the silver spoon Japan leonard koren china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language ibpa publishing university