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'Colorful’: A second chance at a full life

Books / Reviews Sep 27, 2021

'Colorful’: A second chance at a full life

by Kris Kosaka

Besides the requisite recently deceased soul and guardian angel, “Colorful,” Eto Mori’s English-language debut released on July 20 from Counterpoint Press, offers a unique take on the reincarnation trope. Banned from the cycle of rebirth because of a “grave error” in his previous life, the ...

‘The Baseball Widow’: A moving read on isolation

Books / Reviews Sep 27, 2021

‘The Baseball Widow’: A moving read on isolation

by Kris Kosaka

After a succession of young adult novels, Shikoku-based writer Suzanne Kamata returns to adult fiction with “The Baseball Widow,” out from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing on Oct. 5. Kamata weaves multiple narratives throughout a cross-cultural study of Japan and the United States. Bicultural marriage, returnee struggles, teenage ...