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'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 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


Author Richard L. Gilbert blurbs 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Poetry as Consciousness author Richard L. Gilbert has written a beautifully meditative review of Tracy Franz's new book My Year of Dirt and Water.   Read More


Tricycle Magazine reviews 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 06, 2018

We are excited to share a new review from Tricycle Magazine of Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan  Read More


World Literature Today reviews Tracy Franz's 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Michael Palmer - Monday, June 25, 2018

We are happy to share that one of our favorite review outlets, World Literature Today has given us a very thoughtful review of one of our newest publications from our Spring 2018 lineup, My Year of Dirt and Water  Read More


Tracy Franz on her new book and continuing Zen practice

Michael Palmer - Monday, June 04, 2018

Tracy Franz's new book My Year of Dirt and Water is making waves. Check out her interview with Sumeru Press on her book and her continued life in Zen practice. Read More


Foreword Reviews on 'My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan' by Tracy Franz

Intern Intern - Friday, May 04, 2018

Our good friends at Foreword Reviews just wrote an illuminating book review of one of our upcoming titles, My Year of Dirt and Water by Tracy Franz, a memoir that "offers the singular pleasure of a story that obscures but is not obscured." Read the full review below.  Read More


Authors Karen Maezen Miller and John Keeble on 'My Year of Dirt and Water'

Intern Intern - Monday, April 02, 2018

Slated to hit bookstores this summer, Tracy Franz's memoir My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk’s Wife in Japan is already making quite a splash amongst writers and critics. Here's a taste of what this book is all about from two great authors: Read More


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