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Jean Davies Okimoto

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“I’ve always had an appreciation for the constant balancing act between career and family and for women in the arts it can be a high wire act.”

Okimoto, who was born in 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, knows of what she speaks. An acclaimed children’s author, playwright, retired psychotherapist, wife, mother, and grandmother, she has worn many hats since Putnam published her first book in 1978.

With The Love Ceiling, her eighteenth book and one she calls “my debut novel for my own age group,” Okimoto delivers a charming and poignant exploration of a long marriage and the conflicts that arise in both in retirement and in parenting adult children. The roles of a woman in her sixties: wife, mother, grandmother and artist are richly drawn with complexity
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The Love Ceiling by Jean Davies Okimoto
"Recommended for anyone who grew up with a narcissistic parent, especially one who shared the same talent. It's bad enough fending for one's self when your father believes himself to be the center of the world. But if you, like the main character i..." Read more of this review »
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Loved this autobiographical story of a freshmen in high school on the Spokane reservation who dares to leave the "rez" for the white high school at the behest of his math teacher. Identified with the self-deprecating nature of Junior and loved the dr ...more
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Sparse, minimal tale of father and son trying to survive in a crappy future America. Reminding me of a colder, drearier Seattle, I identified with their longing for "the good guys." Love dystopian stuff, not sure about post-apocalyptic sub-genre. Ver ...more
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