SBP Blog

Author, Rachel Manley shares her thoughts on 'The Fourth String'

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 24, 2018

We are still months away from the publication of Janet Pocorobba's The Fourth String, but we've received wonderful words about the book from the literary world. Rachel Manley, author of Drumblair trilogy and recepient of Canada's Governor General's Award for Literature has weighed in!  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

Spring Festival danica davidson blurb publishing catcher in the rye Chiune Sugihara Spirituality foreword reviews AAS Language Christianity polite manners IBPA Poetry literary prize book tour journal classic poetry tea photography holden caufield monks wife new release japan trip international book award 47 samurai gallery awa t.k. nakagaki best behavior in japan the inland sea japanese classic Korea photography japan travel guide chinese expat kimba the white lion japan book china guide book interfaith haibun tk nakagaki benjamin franklin awards The Colorado Review holocaust buddhist swastika china history janet pocrobba janet pocorobba japanese books Chinese Astrology traditional japanese instrument classic japanese literature kris kosaka koun zen monk wife traditional amy chavez foreword indies award zen luke patitsas Second World War the asian review of books donald richie monk wife japan etiquette china smart zazen trip japanese book translators association of jewish libraries lesley university student teacher japanese music dark horse manga osamu tezuka sensei and me giajin frank beyer japan guide oh tama comics journal of a zen monk's wife nova scotia religion eastern and western philosophy Art/Design japan restaurant frederik schodt black jack purification author japan visitor shamisen PEN AWARD zen monk in japan kansuke naka announcement performance kinokuniya event seppuku Japan society jungle emperor japan ravel astrology tea garden classic literature internment literature bookstore state of belief forest gander japan manners hitlers cross paul mccarthy buddhist priest China larry herzberg book reading Anime/Manga/Comics michael emmerich poetry of consciousness Shoah bushido VIZ jun hazuki peace symbol china book tokyo Children's Books kyoto journal japanese history green tea ancient symbols welton gaddy jing liu WWII travel Japan verticle my year of dirt and water Basho's Narrow Road a memoir takuma sminkey japanese etiquette chapters how to travel in japan memoir why we write podcast tracy franz Interview min kahng book blurb japanese people the silver spoon manga biography book publicity understandind china through comics tomoko aoyama a memoir of sensei and me journal of a zen monk a mejiro novel matcha university of chicago travel to japan japanese cutlure the hidden writer 47 ronin non-fiction poet ripe mangoes osaka how to order in japan leonard koren astro boy guide four immigrants chinese literature hitler symbol diy mfa pulitzer prize center of east asian studies japan custom publicity japan memoir criterion the japan times william f sibley buddhist symbols travel manners jared cook bowing in japan amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan Japanese literature monk ibpa publishing university lucille cara gratitude in japan memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist lions roar no longer human kyodo news books traditional japanese instrumenet 2020 Olympics japan today otakuusa japan times Christianity in Japan Basho summer vacation World War Two pottery review washington dc zen monk year of zen shun medoruma china travel visitor diymfa suehiro maruo event History musical Nikolas Bunton tricycle magazine yukio mishima what do in japan japanese culture hitler japanese drunk japan behavior shamisen performance illustration author event simba stone bridge press budhist swastika fantasy literature memoir writing peace japanese bath rachel manley forty seven ronin Okinawan literature china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language gaijin eating in japan Olympics world literature today Ukiyo-e foreword indies reviews ancient symbol huffington post japanese manners janet pocorbba Tokyo Olympics ningen shikkaku Chinese history wanderlust mieko kanai Coming of Age Day foreigner in japan forty seven samurai keanu reeves the fourth string author tour journal of a zen monks wife in japan finalist politics and prose sensei in the woods of memory book hoarding death the japan society 1960's Japan japanese to english dazai japan travel Japanese aesthetics classic asia World War II book award awards buddhism osamu dazai the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me Translation huffpost hiaku Chinese New Year memior japanese customs japanese books in english traditional japanese music UCLA Asian Studies the millions swastika rebecca otowa japanese instruments book talk book signing amys guide to best behavior in japan japan book review gaijin pot new york miswest book review behavior buddhist Children's Literature asian review of books namethetranslator Alexandra Johnson walt disney manji Chinese culture travel literature henry kiyama hooked cross eli lieberman forewrod reviews indies controversy japanese craft 2019 diary book reviews 1960s Korea japanese translation zen monks wife' travel etiquette ritual do it right and be polite podcast hippocampus magazine damian flanagan new books haiku Culture writing a shameful life japan vacation how to learning in japan stone bridge cafe learning shamisen japan travel etiquette donald keene Japanese art nazi juddhism graphic novels drinking in japan alan moore japan books american shamisen nara Korea japanese instrument alan brill koto suicide the buddhist swastika hiroaki sato chinese comics japan food hate comic history china where igo brad hawley ex pat literature nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara living in japan expat in japan gaijinpot book review shaimsen Year of the Dog fred schodt wife japan culture disney 4k film award anime journal' monks wife literary review pacific rim review of books doris bargen osamau tezuka author signing Travel tourist etiquette benjamin franklin award will eisner author talk the lion king Japanese holidays evil kyoto china vacation dirt and water japanese travel new york events mark gibeau japanese