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by:Gibson, William, 1948-

Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system.

Editions:254  Date:1984 - 2017  Genre(s):Science fiction, Cyberpunk fiction, Cyberpunk fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction


The funny little woman

by:Mosel, Arlene

While chasing a rice dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.

Editions:45  Date:1972 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Folklore, Folklore, Fairy tales, Picture books


Rising sun : a novel

by:Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008

During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners.

Editions:141  Date:1991 - 2093  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction


Kwaidan; : stories and studies of strange things

by:Hearn, Lafcadio (1850-1904)

"Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories. This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly. It is a unique collection of haunting Japanese supernatural stories written by a Westerner who adopted Japan as his homeland.

Editions:141  Date:1901 - 2019  Genre(s):Fables, Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Short stories

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The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet : a novel

by:Mitchell, David (David Stephen)

1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city's powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken--the consequences of which will extend beyond Jacob's worst imaginings.

Editions:109  Date:2003 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Fictional Work


My neighbor Totoro

by:Miyazaki, Hayao

Deep inside a tree trunk, two children discover a fascinationg new world inhabited by Totoros, amazing, charming creatures who become their friends.

Editions:128  Date:1988 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Rating:MPAA rating: G.  Genre(s):Animated films, Children's films, Animated films, Feature films, Juvenile works


Silence : a novel

by:Endo, Shusaku

"Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times. 'Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama.'-The New York Times Book Review. Seventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lords force the faithful to publicly renounce their beliefs. Eventually captured and forced to watch their Japanese Christian brothers lay down their lives for their faith, the priests bear witness to unimaginable cruelties that test their own beliefs. Shusaku Endois one of the most celebrated and well-known Japanese fiction writers of the twentieth century, and Silence is widely considered to be his great masterpiece"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:205  Date:1960 - 2017  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, History, Historical fiction, Religious fiction


Snow country ; and, Thousand cranes : the Nobel Prize edition of two novels

by:Kawabata, Yasunari (1899-1972)

This book presents English translations of two short novels by the 1968 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Snow Mountain is a nuanced love story involving a discouraged urbanite (Shimamura) and a rural geisha (Komako). Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes he loves. Beautiful and innocent, Komako is tightly bound by the rules of a rural geisha, and lives a life of servitude and seclusion that is alien to Shimamura, and their love offers no freedom to either of them. Thousand Cranes is another love story. This melancholy tale uses the classical tea ceremony as a background for the story of a young man's relationships to two women, his father's former mistress and her daughter.

Editions:369  Date:1900 - 2015  Genre(s):Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Love stories


Flags of our fathers

by:Eastwood, Clint

The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war.

Editions:112  Date:2006 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for scenes of graphic war violence & carnage and for language.  Genre(s):Drama, War films, Historical films, Feature films, Film adaptations


Memoirs of a geisha

by:Marshall, Rob

"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace"--IMDb.

Editions:106  Date:2004 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, Romance films


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