SBP Blog

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

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!

Exploring Kyoto

This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.

Japanese Garden Notes

Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

My Year of Dirt and Water

Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

Language henry kiyama china history Chinese culture Chinese New Year memoir Children's Literature China Ukiyo-e Korea photography Tokyo Olympics asia eastern and western philosophy holocaust Travel musical hitler stone bridge press Shoah books gaijin pot Christianity Spirituality world literature today book hoarding seppuku yukio mishima literary review min kahng the silver spoon monks wife gaijinpot WWII zazen danica davidson william f sibley gratitude in japan reviews four immigrants book tour japan guide Basho's Narrow Road manners drinking in japan behavior Chiune Sugihara bowing in japan review stone bridge cafe suicide World War Two japan etiquette understandind china through comics japanese people AAS japanese etiquette tea jing liu Basho japanese travel comic history etiquette japan memoir History Asian Studies hiroaki sato matcha ningen shikkaku no longer human how to travel in japan t.k. nakagaki monk mark gibeau Art/Design center of east asian studies Coming of Age Day announcement classic japanese literature frederik schodt Culture a shameful life the buddhist swastika Korea wife japan custom Christianity in Japan 1960's Japan amy chavez Olympics Japan japanese book journal' monks wife Japanese literature The Colorado Review author tour Japanese holidays new books book tracy franz japanese culture literary prize chinese comics eating in japan japan travel travel Japan memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist green tea poetry of consciousness non-fiction osamu dazai kansuke naka astrology Chinese Astrology buddhist university of chicago japan food Japanese art Spring Festival award journal 1960s Korea haibun shun medoruma japanese 2020 Olympics Children's Books Translation guide japanese drunk Japanese aesthetics internment diary japan restaurant book review tricycle magazine takuma sminkey author michael emmerich japanese customs religion World War II tourist manga zen Anime/Manga/Comics otakuusa comics Interview Poetry Year of the Dog Chinese history UCLA what do in japan in the woods of memory my year of dirt and water tea garden Nikolas Bunton zen monk Second World War how to order in japan koun Okinawan literature pottery literature haiku photography swastika