31 Noted Authors Pick Their Favorite Books
The Makioka Sisters, by Junichiro Tanizaki
“Every spring, the three younger Makioka sisters don their finest kimonos to stroll beneath the cherry blossoms at Kyoto,
a ceremony that seems to encapsulate the ritualized elegance of their lives and their deep bonds of affection, both of which
are threatened by the family’s declining fortunes and a Japan that is swiftly changing on the eve of World War II.”
—Pauline Chen’s second novel, The Red Chamber, was recently released in paperback ($16, amazon.com).
To buy: $16, amazon.com.