SBP Blog

'My Year of Dirt and Water' reviewed by the Asian Review of Books

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 29, 2018

We are pleased to share that the Asian Review of Books has shared their review 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.
 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

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