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The Japan Times reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 01, 2018

We are thrilled to share that The Japan Times has published their favorable review of Tracy Franz's new memoir My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More

Politics and Prose Bookstore reviews Tracy Franz's 'My Year of Dirt and Water

Michael Palmer - Thursday, September 27, 2018

We're delighted to share that celebrated Washington D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose has written a review of Tracy Franz's new memoir My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More

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