Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday 53

Love in Translation by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

Amazon.com:

Stuck. That’s how 33-year-old aspiring singer Celeste Duncan feels, with her deadbeat boyfriend and static career. But then Celeste receives a puzzling phone call and a box full of mysterious family heirlooms which just might be the first real clue to the identity of the father she never knew. Impulsively, Celeste flies to Japan to search for a long-lost relative who could be able to explain. She stumbles head first into a weird, wonderful world where nothing is quite as it seems—a land with an inexplicable fascination with foreigners, karaoke boxes, and unbearably perky TV stars.


With little knowledge of Japanese, Celeste finds a friend in her English-speaking homestay brother, Takuya, and comes to depend on him for all variety of translation, travel and investigatory needs. As they cross the country following a trail after Celeste's family, she discovers she's developing "more-than-sisterly" feelings for him. But with a nosy homestay mom scheming to reunite Takuya with his old girlfriend, and her search growing dimmer, Celeste begins to wonder whether she's made a terrible mistake by coming to Japan. Can Celeste find her true self in this strange land, and discover that love can transcend culture?


Released November 24th 2009

I have the author's other book Midori By Moonlight but haven't had the chance to read it. This one also sounds fun. I love the idea of a solving a mystery to your past!

What can't you wait for to be released?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

11 comments:

  1. With my Japan background, this sounds like one for me!

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  2. Ooh, this sounds interesting...

    Here's mine.

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  3. I agree this one does sound interesting...

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  4. I love that cover! Thanks for posting this!

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  5. Intriguing. I also love the hair of the woman on the cover.

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  6. The cover is awesome. I've heard of the other book and I love the title, but I've never tried to pick it up.

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  7. The book does sound fun and I love the cover too!

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  8. Gorgeous cover and the synopsis has me intrigued. Thanks for the heads up :)

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  9. That is such an awesome cover, I love it! I will definitely put that one aside for my "Cover Love" feature over at my blog...

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  10. You have an award :D
    http://kileescloset.blogspot.com/2009/10/awards-3.html

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