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

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!

Easy and Fun Katakana

Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.

My Year of Dirt and Water

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

book tour osaka Children's Literature otakuusa Children's Books 1960's Japan holocaust japanese bath jared cook Basho japan restaurant announcement leonard koren japan guide VIZ william f sibley buddhist japanese books book publicity book signing ex pat literature my year of dirt and water hooked cross frederik schodt chinese comics evil reviews lions roar nazi haiku how to travel in japan japanese cutlure memoir Year of the Dog Ukiyo-e Japanese literature AAS koun japan travel hitlers cross journal of a zen monk's wife danica davidson learning shamisen the hidden writer Tokyo Olympics ningen shikkaku suehiro maruo center of east asian studies classic hitler no longer human bookstore Coming of Age Day monk wife peace the japan society memior Spring Festival tourist janet pocorobba Culture author tour literature a shameful life damian flanagan History how to matcha four immigrants diary stone bridge cafe yukio mishima Chinese history kyodo news memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist Travel UCLA henry kiyama tea Christianity in Japan publishing haibun literary review Language Alexandra Johnson travel Japan Christianity the silver spoon Chiune Sugihara performance religion kyoto the fourth string japanese travel Asian Studies the millions internment hiroaki sato Art/Design japanese instruments japanese etiquette World War II university of chicago japan memoir shamisen performance understandind china through comics giajin nara japanese drunk politics and prose world literature today review huffpost book photography illustration Chinese Astrology book reading event sensei and me Spirituality huffington post book hoarding swastika comic history alan brill nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara Chinese New Year tea garden mark gibeau osamu tezuka what do in japan kansuke naka min kahng guide learning in japan zen japan books washington dc t.k. nakagaki american shamisen green tea takuma sminkey new york Korea photography japanese book traditional japanese instrument Japanese art comics Translation japanese culture PEN AWARD award musical polite publicity hate new books how to order in japan student teacher eating in japan tk nakagaki 1960s Korea travel to japan Nikolas Bunton wife Japan shun medoruma the buddhist swastika shamisen books gratitude in japan Interview seppuku etiquette jing liu monk China amy chavez 2020 Olympics behavior donald keene ancient symbols japanese classic manners japan etiquette the japan times dark horse disney journal' monks wife Japanese aesthetics buddhist symbols traditional journal blurb japanese people non-fiction tricycle magazine rachel manley The Colorado Review ritual tokyo poetry of consciousness expat asian review of books graphic novels buddhism Second World War suicide author signing Olympics Anime/Manga/Comics fred schodt book blurb stone bridge press author anime japan today Okinawan literature journal of a zen monks wife in japan amys guide to best behavior in japan classic japanese literature eastern and western philosophy astrology Shoah visitor Korea michael emmerich osamu dazai verticle sensei literary prize gaijin pot Chinese culture japanese World War Two Poetry gaijinpot manga in the woods of memory purification WWII tracy franz drinking in japan japan food bowing in japan Japanese holidays Basho's Narrow Road monks wife japanese customs a memoir zazen buddhist swastika juddhism state of belief author event china history book review pottery asia welton gaddy zen monk japan custom