This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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My find for this week is American Fuji by Sara Backer.

ISBN-13: 9780425230091
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Published: September 2009


"Japan itself is the comic hero of American Fuji...sweet and funny, sad and inspiring."

Gaby Stanton, an American professor living in Japan, has lost her job teaching English at Shizuyama University. (No one will tell her exactly why.) Alex Thorn, an American psychologist, is mourning his son, a Shizuyama exchange student who was killed in an accident. (No one will tell him exactly how.) Alex has come to this utterly foreign place to find the truth, and now Gaby is serving as his translator and guide. The key to mastering Japanese, she keeps telling him, is understanding what's not being said. And in this "deft and delightful" (Karen Joy Fowler) novel, the unsaid truths about everything from work and love to illness and death cast a deafening silence-and tower in the background like Mount Fuji itself.

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9 Responses
  1. Darlene Says:

    I really like this cover as well Melody. The book sounds good too.

  2. Alice Says:

    The title and cover are wonderful! The picture on the cover makes an interesting composition.

  3. Veens Says:

    Wow! That's an "interesting" one!

  4. Melody Says:

    Dar, Alice & Veens - Thanks, ladies! I'm glad we share the same thoughts.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    This looks good---two foreigners cross paths in culture-shock Japan. Gotta look this one up.

  6. I really like that cover and the book sounds good too. As usual, Melody, you have been bad for my shopping bag. It's getting too heavy to carry! LOL

  7. Melody Says:

    Matt - I'll be interested to hear your thoughts if you get to it! ;)

    Wendy - It always makes me happy to hear my friends got some books because of me, LOL!

  8. The Bookworm Says:

    I do like this cover! And the book sounds interesting.

  9. Melody Says:

    Naida - Glad we share the same thoughts! :)

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