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Kyoko Mori

Kyoko Mori was born and raised in Kobe, Japan and moved to the United States as a teenager. Now a professor of Creative Writing, she has published her poetry and short stories in leading magazines such as The Kenyon Review, The Apalachee Quarterly, and Beloit Poetry Journal. She is the author of two novels for young readers, One Bird and Shizuko’s Daughter, which was chosen as a Best Young Children’s Book by The New York Times. She has also written two memoirs for adults, Polite Lies and The Dream of Water.

Kyoko Mori

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One Bird
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One Bird

Kyoko Mori
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

I try to see him among a migrating flock--he will take the loneliness of my room on his long journey; each whistling note he makes will be a little of my sadness falling over the ocean, to be...

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Shizuko's Daughter
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Shizuko's Daughter

Kyoko Mori
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A New York Times Notable Book

After her mother's suicide when she is twelve years old, Yuki spends...

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The Dream of Water
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The Dream of Water

Kyoko Mori
Henry Holt and Co.
Henry Holt and Co.

In 1990 author Kyoko Mori returned to her native Japan to visit the "landscape of my childhood." There--looking for the house in which her mother killed herself, running on land that was once water,...

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Stone Field, True Arrow
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Stone Field, True Arrow

Kyoko Mori
Henry Holt and Co.
Metropolitan Books

Maya Ishida is no stranger to sorrow. Torn from her artist father in her native Japan, raised by her cold, ambitious mother in Minneapolis, she has finally put together a life with few disruptions:...

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Polite Lies
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Polite Lies

Kyoko Mori
Henry Holt and Co.
Henry Holt and Co.

Twelve essays by a Japanese-American writer about being caught between past and present, old country and new.

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