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Pullitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Forrest Gander blurbs 'Forty-Seven Samurai

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 16, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-Winning writer/poet, Forrest Gander has provided his thoughts on Hiroaki Sato's, Forty-Seven Samurai  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

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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Soranews24 wants to quiz you on Best Behavior in Japan!

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Head over to Soranews24 to test yourself in 5 situations of Japanese manners and customs. The quiz comes from Amy Chavez's new book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite! 
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