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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


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