Well, little book, the day is here. ❤️ You’ve been in my heart since I was twelve years old, and I am so grateful that we’re here now. Our time together has been both a responsibility and an honor, and I hope that we have done justice to this history, these stories, our family. Writing you was a gift, and I hope that, as you make your way into the world, that gift continues to give. Go well. ❤️
The pre-order campaign ends at midnight tonight! Buy from Books Inc., Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or find your local independent bookstore on IndieBound!
And now for some gratitude. ❤️ Many, many thanks to my agent, Barbara Poelle, my editor, Catherine Onder, and the whole team at HMH for believing in this project and for ushering it into the world with such thoughtfulness and care. ❤️ Endless love and gratitude to my family for their generosity with their stories, for their belief in me, and for their decades of unwavering support. ❤️ And thanks to my readers—the ones who have been with me since The Reader, the ones who are just finding me, and all the ones in-between and to come. Your time and attention and care mean the world to me. Thank you so much for being here. ❤️
Pre-order campaign ends at MIDNIGHT tonight, so click here for details on how to get your receipts in and claim your gifts! AND come celebrate with me TONIGHT at 6pm PDT! Misa Sugiura and I have a whole slate of fun for you—conversation, games, and special guest appearances by Grace Rolek, Terry Kitagawa, and my very own Bachan! ❤️ This event is co-hosted by Books Inc. & the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California, and though registration is currently FULL, JCCCNC will be live-streaming the event on their Facebook page. Go here to watch at 6pm!