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With the success of last year’s popular NHK drama, “Massan” — a dramatization of the life of Scotswoman Rita Cowan in early 20th-century Japan — it was inevitable that interest in foreign wives in this country would surge.

Several memoirs by foreign wives debut this summer, “Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras” offers a multicultural perspective in its lively retelling of one woman’s travails in life — how did a “skinny Jewish girl” growing up at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley, California, during the 1970s, wind up owning a yoga studio in Tokyo, Japan?

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