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Japan: In the Land of the Broken-Hearted

Japan: In the Land of the Broken-Hearted

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The stories of six foreigners--one of them, the 19th century writer, Lafcadio Hearn--who fall in and out of love with Japan. The book uses their stories to examine the struggle between Japan adn those who sould hope not only to understand her, but to be accepted. "A graceful, honest, useful book ab ...more

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Michael Shapiro is a writer, photographer and interviewer who specializes in travel. He’s the author of A Sense of Place and works part-time as an editor at The Press Democrat, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

He is the author of A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration (Travelers’ Tales) a collection of interviews with Bill Bryson, Frances Mayes, Paul Theroux, Peter Matthiessen, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Pico Iyer, Isabel Allende, Simon Winchester, an