LitStack Review: United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas

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United States of Japan Peter Tieryas Angry Robot Release Date:  March 1, 2016 ISBN 978-0-85766-533-1 Military occupations are never a pretty thing.  Add in, however, a “what would it have been like, if….?” and an author has the ability to spin a yarn full of entrenched characters and moral ambiguities without being hogtied to the [….]

LitStack Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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A Tale for the Time Being  Ruth Ozeki Penguin Books Release Date: December 31, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-670-02663-0 It’s both easy and difficult to describe Ruth Ozeki’s contemporary novel, A Tale for the Time Being.  It’s easy to give a simple synopsis:  when a tin lunchbox containing a Japanese schoolgirl’s diary from years earlier washes up [….]