The Mermaids of Lake Michigan
In this novel, Elise Faulkner is more at home in the waters of her beloved lake than on land where her beauty queen mom is always on her back about her lack of a social life; her sister is dating the boy of her dreams; her favorite penpal—the one who wrote about mermaids in Ghana—has gotten married and ended their correspondence; and no one’s allowed to talk about her glamorous great-grandmother, the deep-sea wreck diver. Elise is biding her time with books until she can flee. But then Chiara Hanover pops into her life, as does Miguel, the man of her destiny.
The Beautiful One Has Come: Stories
These stories cross countries and cultures while exploring universal matters of the heart. The Beautiful One Has Come is about a young Japanese woman who nurtures an obsession with Nefertiti—with tragic results. In “Polishing the Halo,” an American mother in Japan grapples with news of her daughter’s disability while in “Mandala,” an eccentric Japanese doctor provides an unlikely haven for a newly divorced expat.
Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering
What happens when your child doesn’t speak your native language? How do you maintain cultural traditions while living outside your native country? How can you raise a child with two cultures without fracturing his/her identity?
From our house, to your house, to the White House, more and more mothers are facing questions such as these. Whether through inter-cultural marriage, international adoption or peripatetic lifestyles, modern families are increasingly multicultural. In this collection, women around the world ponder the unique joys and challenges of raising children across two or more cultures.
“Très relevant.” —Motherworldblog