The Same Moon

Book cover -- The Same Moon

Sarah’s memoir, The Same Moon, published by TouchPoint Press, is available in paperback in amazing places like Vintage Books (Vancouver) and Zandbroz (Fargo) — check out the pic — and online through Powell’s and many other indie bookstores, and through Amazon

The ebook is available through Rakuten Kobo and Amazon

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Sometimes you have to run far, far away to find your way home.

Book description: Recently wed—and quickly divorced—twenty-four-year-old Sarah Coomber escapes the disappointments of her Minnesota life for a job teaching English in Japan. Her plan is to use the year to reflect, heal and figure out what to do with her wrecked life while enjoying the culture of the country where she had previously spent a life-changing summer that included a romance with a young baseball player.

The reality?

Sarah finds herself the lone English speaker in an isolated rural area, where she is drawn into serving tea to her male coworkers, performing with a koto (zither) group, advocating for her female students and colleagues, and embarking on a controversial romance with a local salaryman.

This isn’t the Japan Sarah was seeking, but it just might be the Japan she needs.


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(Sarah thought friends were taking a still photo, not a video! But this gives you a sense of the koto, which is featured in The Same Moon.)


The Same Moon‘s cover art is by the amazing Andria Villanueva!