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The Sea of Japan: A Novel

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After fleeing a disastrous teaching job (and a bad gambling habit) in Boston, Lindsey starts teaching English in Hime, a small fishing town in Japan. One morning, while trying to snap the perfect ocean sunrise photo for her mother, she slips off a rock at the edge of Toyama Bay, hits her head, and plunges into the sea—and in doing so, sets off an unexpected chain of events ...more
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Published September 3rd 2019 by SparkPress
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jessica
Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it
The story follows Lindsey as she moves to Japan. She at first wants to leave and move back to America, but after her life is saved by the wonderful Ichiro and she is introduced to more of the townspeople, she slowly begins to feel like this is her home.

The story certainly contained a lot of tension, and I was far more invested in the success of the town than I thought I would be. It certainly add to the tension when you know that these things happen all the time. The competition moves in and st
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Gmr
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
What we have here is a story of one woman's unexpected journey to discovering herself. There are dry parts (ironic considering the title/subject matter...but, there you have it) and parts so infused with "flavor" that one can't bare to turn away...now that I think about it, it's sort of the same balance found in our leading lady's life.

We bare witness to Lindsey san losing faith in her initial mission for coming to this beautiful country, and almost losing her life in the process. We watch as sh
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Cheryl
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one afternoon. It was that great. Mr. Nagano weaves a lovely poetic story filed with endearing characters. This is a book that readers don't want to miss out on. The Sea of Japan is a hidden gem!

Lindsey and Ichiro were so lovely together. There was more to them than just a "romance". It was like they were soul mates that became one. What I loved the most was Lindsey becoming a fisherwoman. Ichiro was a good teacher. Yet, there are some things that can't be taught like the "he
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Jill Steeley
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lindsey left a horrible teaching assignment in Boston and wound up in Hime, Japan, a small fishing town, teaching English. While trying to snap a picture by the local bay, Lindsay slipped, knocking herself out after hitting her head on the rocks below, and fell into sea. Fortunately, Ichiro, the brother of one of her students, saw her fall and rescued her. That began a friendship which became a business partnership and eventually more. Hime went from being the town she wanted to leave to the hom ...more
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