posts on 11/18/2009 9:55:37 AM
Have you published a new book yet? Last time you emailed me you had mentioned that it might be this fall.
I and my friends are eagerly awaiting a new one as we have read all your previous books and thoroughly enjoyed each one.
posts on 8/2/2007 2:46:09 PM
this book put me on the edge of my seat non-stop read! love the way it was written!!!
posts on 3/6/2007 11:47:37 AM
i am still confused as to who the samurai is and why. Thankyou
posts on 2/8/2007 8:51:29 AM
What were the key elements in the book Samuari's Garden. I'm looking to write a new title for the project. Thanks.
posts on 11/15/2006 9:29:59 PM
i just finished the book and i love it, very deep.
i have some questions like, why did michiko after diving into the sea, left her husband and appeared aftera few months with the baby to him?
posts on 8/23/2006 5:39:57 PM
OK! For people trying to figure out who Gail Tsukiyama intended to be the "Samurai", I just would like to say it seemed pretty straightforward when Stephen narration spoke of Matsu being like a Samurai as he was working in his garden. Not only that, but he was the only character in the entire story who had no reason to lose honor, and the whole code of Bushido is about having honor.(I've kept a copy of an English translation of it for three years now.) I think that each of the other characters symbolize different positive characteristics common to Eastern-Asian cultures, but to categorize that as Bushido or of a typical samurai's qualities is to stereotype each of the Eastern-Asian cultures together into one clump, when they each are very unique!
PS-I loved the book for its surface simplicity, but also for its deeper, more complex ideas about love, war, patriotism, and compassion.
posts on 8/15/2006 5:29:34 AM
I've read The Samurai's Garden, Dreaming Water, Women of the Silk, and most recently, The Language of Threads. They are all remarkable and wonderful reads; 3 of them tell beautiful stories of people caught in the tumultuous web of historical events and how they survive and grow. I look forward to reading more of her books.
posts on 8/9/2006 4:23:13 PM
I would like to give a book report
on your book. My question is
How much of the book is true.
How much fiction.
Were girls really sent to the
silk factory to work so very young.
And how much money did they make?
I loved your book. will begin to
read The Language of the Threads.
I need to know how much of these
books are what really happened
in the l930.
posts on 4/6/2006 6:18:04 PM
ok im doing this book for my school and need help with it because this book is soo deep i need to know the symbolism, literary devices and i need help on making a thesis for this book any help would be greatly apreciated! :)
posts on 9/1/2005 9:05:23 PM
i find in all her books .gail finds the good in her characters and leads you through a meriad of adventures,trials ,valleys and peaks of human life . the samurai is no different i found the tragedies that all incured were both realistic and necessary for the characters .in becoming the pillars of strenght and the human touch they all possesed. great job ! charlie