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Book: Hidden Gardens of Japan 日本の秘庭 by John Lander
Hidden Gardens of Japan The book explores relatively unseen gardens throughout Japan, those that have been overlooked by mass tourism and retain their original calm. Occasionally these gardens are not as famous as their cousins for different reasons: the temple priest is not interested in their sanctuary becoming a tourist attraction, or their location does not permit large tour buses. Certain [...]
 
Book: Keiretsu by Richard Brawer
An explosive political thriller. Toshio Nagoya, the ultra-nationalist CEO of Japan's largest Keiretsu plots to build nuclear weapons to protect his country from a menacing China. Using his cousin, John Nagoya, a lawyer and second generation Japanese-American, they build a large political action committee to thwart the expected United Sates' cease-and-desist demands. That's the catalyst that draws [...]
 
Book: Community Gardens by Karin Boutall
After tragedy struck, she moved back to familiar ground. She built her dream; a garden shop. But Joan Louen soon discovers digging in the garden can reveal more than dirt. COMMUNITY GARDENS is a cozy novella that takes a witty and insightful look into friendships and compassion. A high-definition read.
 
Book: Ninfa in Winter by Gretchen Kromer
A mysterious and private world, the garden of Ninfa has intrigued visitors since its creation in the late 1920s. Three generations of the Caetani family developed the garden in the ruins of a medieval town. Gretchen Kromer's black and white photographs, made during the fall and winter months of 2000-2005, evoke the spirit of this extraordinary place. Ninfa and its surroundings illustrate the [...]
 
Book: The Very Delicious Strawberry - Twenty Illustrated Zen Stories Adapted for Children by Tim Johnson
Let these traditional Zen Koans (short stories) inspire the whole family to live a healthier more mindful life. Give your child the tools to appreciate more, worry less, build confidence and take inspiration from the ideals of Buddhism that have helped generations of the past do the same. Adapted from Zen Buddhist writings dating back as far as the twelfth century, these stories have been [...]
 
Book: Live Your Life, Forget the Diet, Find Your Zen by Kenny Glover
Is it possible to reach and maintain a goal weight by eating the same foods found in your daily life? Looking for the perfect diet; Find Your Zen instead. Discover where the balance for mind, body, and spirit can be found. Become a part of the natural world. Start up the trail to a Happy, Healthy Life by answering these questions: Figure out why you are eating? What time of day are you hungry? [...]
 
Book: Tales From Old Japan - a short story anthology by p.d.r. lindsay
Catch the enchantment of 16thC and 17thC Japan, country of the misty mountains, towering castles, (shiro) magical shrines, gods and spirits lurking everywhere to catch the unwary, and that code of honour, of duty at all costs, the life of the honourable samurai. The four stories in this anthology, based on the myths and legends of Edo Japan, of the best of the Samurai era, capture the scent, [...]
 
Book: Velvalee Dickinson: The "Doll Woman" Spy by Barbara Casey
In the early 1930s, Velvalee Dickinson moved to New York City where she opened her own exclusive doll shop. She built her reputation as an expert in rare, antique, and foreign dolls. She traveled extensively around the country lecturing and exhibiting her dolls while building a wealthy clientele. Due to her husband's poor health and her failing business, she accepted the role as a spy for the [...]
 
Book: Zen and the Art of Home Theater Seating - 8 Easy Steps to Choose a Home Theater Chair (Home Theater 101) by Bryan Tarafa
What is home theater seating? If you've ever been to a reclining chair movie theater, you've sat on a theater chair. But this one is for your home. It's a La-Z-Boy with cupholders. A home theater chair is one of the most comfortable, advanced and luxurious parts of your home theater, but ... It's not easy to choose one. The many combinations of leather, USB ports, ambient lighting, sizes, [...]
 
Book: GOLD FOR THE RISING SUN by Robert Mitchell
THE EXPLOSION BROUGHT DOWN THE ENTRANCE TO THE TOMB, BURYING THE CHINESE PEASANTS, BUT KEEPING THE BULLION SAFE UNTIL THE JAPANESE CAN RETURN. Hidden inside a long-forgotten ancient mountainside tomb, lies a small part of the 6,000 tons of gold looted by Japanese forces from Nanking during the Second World War. A letter written by Sergeant Ichiro to his father lies forgotten, finally emerging [...]
 
Book: Heat in the Tea Gardens by Adam Mann
Make sure you have a strong cup of black tea before you read this! Roger has been working in highland areas of Vietnam helping farmer families to grow and pick high quality fine flavour highland tea. Tuyet has been working in her family owned business to process and market high quality highland tea from Vietnam into European markets. One day they meet again, in her factory, and suddenly the spark [...]
 
Book: Figs, Vines and Roses by Joy M. Lilley
Joy M. Lilley's first novel 'Figs, Vines and Roses' tells a moving tale of love and loss at the turn of the nineteenth century. In 1888 eight-year-old Issy Merryweather has a comfortable family life in Cobnut Hall, Derby. Sharing carefree summers with her brother Clarence, beloved dog Molly and cherished grandma Ella, Issy enjoys the freedom of childhood innocence. But as she comes of age a move [...]
 
Book: Always In Tao by Brian Taylor
Eastern philosophy meets self help and incorporates progressive meditation and thinking. Whether you are new to meditation or are practically the Dali Lama you can learn something about self discovery and self actualization from this book. What inspired you to write this book? I was inspired to write the book because of the questions I was asked by newcomers to meditation, particularly the [...]
 
Book: Empty Thoughts from an Empty Head by Tony Sandy
This book and the preceding one (written at the same time) arose out, out of the urge in Tony Sandy to, try to understand why his language teaching series was not taking off. It also came about as he tried to make sense of the world he found himself in, as well as basic questions about reality (covered mostly in the first book). This particular volume has got lost in meditations on various [...]
 
Book: The Children of Mars by Norbert Mercado
The book is about a friendship that develops during World War II. What inspired you to write this book? It is based on a true story. Who are the primary readers of your book? Anyone who is interested in World War II history would hopefully find it interesting. How did you come up with the title? Mars is the greek god of war so a title like 'The Children of Mars' would be similar to 'The Children [...]
 
Book: Takeshi's Choice by Michael Matson
Takeshi Kirihara was a self-made man with a problem. As a Japanese living in America with war looming on the horizon, he knew he had to take steps to protect his property. What he couldn't know is that he'd die in an internment camp without sharing the secret of what he'd done: a secret that leads to three murders and an acceptance of a family's destiny.
 
Book: Master of the Shade by Naching T. Kassa
When a smiling specter tries to use Talya Softfoot's dreams as a means to murder, Tex Houseman happens upon magic of the darkest kind. He and Talya have become pawns in a war between Dark Souls, a war in which the soldiers are spirits and the casualties are Talya's friends. Can Tex and Talya save those they hold most dear? Or will they fall prey to the Master of the Shade?
 
Book: Shiatsu. Skills development - In Spa therapies framework by Malini Chaudhri
Shiatsu is a world class heritage science fundamental to mental, emotional and spiritual wellness based on a Japanese legacy. The principles of centering and harnessing of human energy for healing or self development is beautifully conveyed in the book. This book is developed for a Shiatsu course based on global Occupational Standards with technical structure. It preserves the essence of the [...]
 
Book: The Flower Fairies Meet the Talking Rainbow Rocks by Brenda DeHaan
The Flower Fairies Meet the Talking Rainbow Rocks combines magic and science in a fun way! Readers learn about seven kinds of rocks and the seven colors of the rainbow in the correct order. One fairy garden, four flower fairies, seven talking rocks, and one owl spark imagination while sharing a gentle message about diversity, acceptance of others, and friendship.
 
Book: Liberty Ramblings - Social and Political Poetic Justice by Kit Clayton
Liberty cannot be forced, it must be chosen; chosen at acceptance, chosen to keep, and chosen to defend. These musings reflect on the tenets and gift of Liberty; it delves into social and political aspects of joys and downfalls of Liberty. During this journey, the poems reflect on the importance of the true meaning of the pursuit of hapiness, and how it ties into our living in the now. Liberty [...]
 
Book: The Forgotten Room - A Sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's 'The Secret Garden' by Stacie Morrell
Did You Love The Secret Garden? Find Out What Happens NEXT! 'The Secret Garden,' written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1911, has been beloved by generations. Made into a stage play and numerous movies, this enchanting story remains a popular classic today. 'The Forgotten Room' begins a few months after the original concludes, continuing the stories of Mary, Colin, Dickon and the [...]
 
Book: When Flowers Weep (Cozy Garden Mystery Book 2) by Karin Boutall
Some solutions are buried in the past. Joan Louen expected another busy garden season. After all, Community Gardens, the business she built out of a restored antebellum, had survived the first five years of operation and now it thrived - with help from Roz, her long-time manager, her teenage son, and the community that welcomed her back. So when a local beekeeper mysteriously loses his entire [...]
 
Book: How to Find Work in the Movies - Zen and the Art of Creating a Career in Film by Vince Onken
This 2nd edition guide ("How to Find Work in the Movies" gold cover with film slate) is available in both kindle and paperback and contains valuable insider information for people seeking a career in film and/or video production, in any professional capacity, including producing, directing, acting, writing, cinematography, special F/X and any set technician or office job. Using real life examples [...]
 
Book: Paradise Island, Heavenly Journey by Jon Magee
Dr. Kate Hartig writes "In his recently published first book From Barren Rocks to Living Stones Jon Magee recounts his teenage years living in Aden, Yemen, during the mid 1960s. In Paradise Island Jon travels back to an earlier period of his childhood. He reflects on his life as a young boy living with his family in Singapore during the 1950's. He discusses the trials and joy of British military [...]
 
Book: Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy! by Teddy O' Malley
Double Trouble! Destiny and Faith enter second grade in a school for twins. They make enemies and friends and have to step in when friends fall out. This is the least of their troubles however. When the principal has a plan to force all twins to dress alike, Destiny and Faith take a stand. There is going to be trouble - on the double. EXCERPT After lunch I still sat next to Grace, and Faith still [...]
 
Book: All The Way Home (Legacy Series) by Ann Tatlock
"Tatlock's rich descriptions and characterizations are unusually fresh and inventive."~Publishers Weekly From a rough section of Los Angeles during the late Depression years, to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the South, this novel is a searing portrayal of one family trapped by alcoholism and another living the typical middle class life. A true American story told through the eyes of [...]
 
Book: Dog-Ma - the Zen of Slobber by Barbara Boswell Brunner
"Barbara's vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about. This book will inspire you with the couple's unstinting love, devotion, and respect for dogs as family members. You'll be glad to include it in your treasured collection of great dog books." --Allen and Linda [...]
 
Book: Desert Ramblings - Arid Ebbs of Consciousness by Kit Clayton
If you have ever desired to stand at the peak of a mountain, and feel the power of Earth whispering to you, this anthology is for you. If you have ever felt a soft breeze which evoked you being able to see messages being blown by, these poems will have meaning for you. Spaces and places have deeper universal meaning, and by opening our soul and allowing it to look and listen, and then to see and [...]
 
Book: The Zen Man by Colleen Collins
It's just another ho-ho-hum defense lawyers' Christmas party...until one of them is murdered. Semifinalist Best Indie Books of 2012, The Kindle Book Reviews - BookRooster Reviewers' Pick 2013 - "Great humor. Great dialogue." ~New York Times best-selling author Dorien Kelly, co-author with Janet Evanovich "Love in a Nutshell" and "The Husband List" "This book immediately drew me in. The [...]
 
Book: Bring Me Sunshine by Wendy Storer
BRING ME SUNSHINE is on The Guardian Newspaper's List of Readers' Recommended Indie Books! http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/dec/05/readers-recommended-self-published-authors - Ever since Daisy's little brother Sam was born, life has been a challenge. It's not just about mum dying, or dad's famous rock band breaking up, or even about Uncle Ziggy disappearing. It's more to do with [...]
 
Book: Fly Like a Dragonfly & Shine Like a Diamond - A Holistic Approach to Doing Your Best by Peter J Karlsson
This book provides you with a systematic and holistic approach to personal development and self-actualization. To become both achieved and fulfilled, we need to learn how to build trust and engage in win-win cooperation with others. We need to understand why we end up with so many competing commitments and why it is so difficult to communicate with others even about the simplest things. Learn [...]
 
Book: The Living Image by P.M. Richter
THE LIVING IMAGE - Science Fiction - Thriller - Spies and Counter/Spies - What would you do if you found your own double? Sabrina discovers hers is part human and something else. The situation become harrowing when the CIA, The Russians, and a Japanese business man will do anything to possess the woman she calls Eve. The CIA wants to study her. The KGB wants to abduct her for the technology. The [...]
 
Book: White Cloud Retreat (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Book 3) by Dianne Harman
Everyone has secrets. Even a wine-making Zen Master. What could possibly go wrong at a beautiful Oregon vineyard overlooking the ocean? Could the White Cloud Retreat Center on the vineyard, run by a world famous Buddhist Zen Master hold a deep, dark secret? Murder, for one thing, but who could possibly have a motive for killing the beloved Zen Master? Solving the mystery is the job of Sheriff [...]
 
Book: Revenge of the Pearl Harbor Survivors by John E. Nevola
On December 7 we commemorate the anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. All of the U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers survived that assault. The central theme of this 45-page mini-book (@15,000 words) describes the pivotal role played by those surviving American aircraft carriers in the first year of the war. The article also briefly describes all of the Japanese and American aircraft [...]
 
Book: Rising from the Shadow of the Sun by Ronny Herman de Jong
This second edition of Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, A Story of Love, Survival and Joy exemplifies the power of positive thinking, of hope, of perseverance even in the most perilous and life threatening situations and of a mother's love for her children, surpassing even the tragedy of death. Jeannette Herman-Louwerse, Netty, a young mother incarcerated by the Japanese on the island of Java [...]
 


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