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Ò Read ò Talking to High Monks in the Snow: An Asian American Odyssey by Lydia Minatoya Ò Popular EPub, Talking To High Monks In The Snow An Asian American Odyssey By Lydia Minatoya This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Talking To High Monks In The Snow An Asian American Odyssey, Essay By Lydia Minatoya Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You Lacking a background involving family feuds, I found it hard at first to take seriously how such a history stamped the life of the author as a young Japanese American But haunted she was After teaching in Okinawa, living in Nepal, and coming to know both sides of her still divided ancestral family in Japan, she reachedher own place with understanding of the persistence of family memory The credible for being so undramatized. A beautiful and beautifully written book about an Americanized Japanese American coming to terms with her Japanese heritage Her father works a difficult job for years, and when he retires he finds he was paid the same amount as his assistant but he is grateful for the work and the opportunity to do a good job Minatoya s mother is mysterious, classically Japanese in her habits and attitudes It takes an Asian journey, including time spent in Japan, for Minatoya to internalize the cultural conflicts she feels and find an identity that is comfortable for her Sorry to be so dry This book had me on the brink of tears several times. A moving story cross cultural, cross generational of Japanese immigrants in America and their Japanese American daughter traveling abroad Offered insight and perspective otherwise unavailable to me as an American child of German English descent The non linear, sometimes fragmented stories were potent vignettes, peering into moments of recognition, memory, ancestry, communication, belonging, culture and independence Really enjoyed this and look forward to reading of Ms Minatoya s work. I picked this book up at a used bookstore because the title sounded interesting and it was from a college freshmen English class Nothing spectacular or earth shattering But it was interesting to read From her recollections of her parents and grand parents in the US interment camps during WWII to working in Japan and China to a month in Nepal it kept me wanting to read , which is hard to do in this type of literary work. Found this one at the library when I was looking The book jacket states, the author, Lydia Minatoya adds a remarkabley distinctive voice and vision to the literature of the American experiencea facinating journey rich in humor and insight an evocative exploration of cultural identity by a woman caught between the traditions of her Japanese immigrant family and the values of her American world. A wonderful story about a Asian American family odyssey I used this book in the Multicultural Class I taught this book is wonderfully engaging A poignant, sensitive, and often funny account of growing up bicultural in a land that s never quite sure what to do with its rich mix of race and color Village Voice read this one in High School, but I thought it deserved a re read because it s been so long It s about the self discovery of a single, young adult woman that includes no love story, which makes it kind of awesome Loaded with philosophy and lessons from other cultures, it took me on a unique journey to anthropological insights I simply couldn t have been privy to on my own. Poetic, sometimes dreamlike vignettes slowly resolve into a life, and expand beyond that to reach into my world A cultural tour that finds an honest beauty at each stop without a hint of pretense or hyperbole I d be very curious to know how different such a tour would be today. I am still reading this book halfway through. I am so surprised how much I love this book as I never heard of it Faith, from my book club has lent this to me as I expressed an interest to read books about Japan or Japanese Americans This memoir is about both And most importantly, it is written so well I will finish this review when I complete the book.