Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reflections on a choice

At Home in Japan: a foreign woman's journey of discovery by Rebecca Otowa. It is a memoir of an American/Australian woman who mets and marries a man from a small town in Japan. It is not full of a lot of personal details, but does a wonderful and graceful job of reflecting on life in rural Japan.
I found the information on living in a Japanese house and in a village fascinating. And Otowa has a wonderful ability to capture the essence of things in her turn of phrase. I hope she writes more.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Baby dreams

Three Wishes is a memoir written by three late thirty friends with baby dreams and no man in sight. Beth, the oldest, sets the ball in motion by buying vials of sperm 8282. However she then meets someone and passes the vials on to Beth. Beth then gets involved and the seemingly magic vials are passed on to Pam.

However the magical ability of of the vials to bring romance doesn't mean smooth sailing and the women face a variety of challenges with relationships and pregnancies.