“Love in Translation” signing at Harbor Books, Sunday

Press release

By on Sun, December 6, 2009


Coastside author Wendy Nelson Tokunaga will be signing her latest novel "Love in Translation" at Harbor Books & Gallery on today at 1pm at Harbor Books in Harbor Village.

The San Francisco Chronicle called Tokunaga’s debut novel, Midori by Moonlight, a “terrific first novel.” Now she’s back with her second book, Love in Translation, which again explores the themes of Japan and Japanese culture and being a stranger in a strange land, which have played a major role in her life and writing.

After receiving a puzzling phone call and a box full of mysteries, 33-year-old fledgling singer Celeste Duncan is off to Japan to search for a long, lost relative who could hold the key to the identity of the father she never knew. This overwhelming place where nothing is quite as it seems changes Celeste in ways she never expected, leading her to ask: What is the true meaning of family? And what does it mean to discover your own voice?  

Harbor Books & Gallery
Shoppes at Harbor Village - Pillar Point Harbor
270 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay

Sunday, December 6 - 1pm - 3pm

“A delightful novel about love, identity, and what it means to be adrift in a strange land. This story of a search has an Alice in Wonderland vibe; when Celeste climbs down the rabbit hole, one can’t help but follow along.”—Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog

“An amusing story of one woman’s quest for her father and the improbable path of love.—Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters

Tokunaga… describe[s] Japanese culture in absorbing detail.—Publishers Weekly