Summer is the perfect time to share my memoir, The Same Moon, because it’s the season when my story begins … the summer I turned 17 and fell for a handsome baseball player at a Japanese high school.
Eight years — and an early-life divorce — later, I returned to Japan on the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program. At the time, I saw it as a trap door, a way to escape my wrecked young-adult life in Minnesota. (Of course I also wondered what had become of that baseball player … )
What I found was a whole new life in an isolated rural area, where I was drawn into serving tea to my male coworkers, performing with a koto (zither) group, advocating for my female students and colleagues, and embarking on a controversial romance.
Join me for a virtual author event — including a reading, Q&A and the chance to win a copy of TSM — sponsored by the JET Program Alumni Association!
Thursday, July 22 — 7 pm Central Time, via Zoom —
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(Btw, Camphor Press is offering 15 percent off purchases of The Same Moon when you sign up for my e-newsletter, “The Same Loon.” “TSL” flies every couple of weeks, sharing updates, good reads and writing prompts to help you tell your own story.)