Kyoko Mori Yarn: Remembering the Way Home

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Yarn: Remembering the Way Home

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A memoir of crossing cultures, losing love, and finding home by a New York Times notable author. As steadily and quietly as her marriage falls apart, so Kyoko Mori's understanding of knitting deepens. From flawed school mittens to beautiful unmatched patterns of cardigans, hats and shawls, Kyoko draws the connection between knitting and the new life she tried to establish in the U.S. Interspersed with the story of knitting throughout, the narrative contemplates the nature of love, loss, and what holds a marriage together.

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Kyoko Mori’s award-winning first novel, Shizuko's Daughter, was hailed by the New York Times as “a jewel of a book, one of those rarities that shine out only a few times in a generation.”  Her many critically acclaimed books include Polite Lies, The Dream of Water, and the novels, Stone Field, True Arrow and One Bird. Her stories and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, The Kenyon Review, The Prairie Schooner, Harvard Review, The Best American Essays, and other journals and anthologies. Mori holds a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Creative Writing, Harvard (1999-2005) and, for the last 5 years, on the faculty of the Lesley University Low-Residency MFA program in Cambridge. Kyoko Mori is associate professor of English at George Mason University. She lives in Washington, DC .

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Book Description Gemmamedia, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. A memoir of crossing cultures, losing love and finding home by a New York Times Notable author in her prime. Kyoko Mori writes about loss so quietly and wisely, and in a way no other memoirist I ve read has ever managed. - Suzanne Berne, The Ghost at the Table, A Perfect Arrangement, A Crime in the Neighbourhood (Orange Prize for Fiction), and Lucile: My Grandmother in History, and Vice Versa. Sit with Kyoko Mori as she artfully takes in hand needles and fiber, and also the realities of her life story, to knit this gorgeous memoir of loss, emigration, grief, identity and the work of her hands. - Suzanne Strempek Shea, Sundays in America: A Year-Long Roadtrip in Search of Christian Faith Kyoko Mori s books are like red dragonflies at sunset. Afterwards, I m not sure if I really experienced them or if it was a dream. - Henri Cole, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize author of Middle Earth and Blackbird and Wolf As steadily and quietly as her marriage falls apart, so Kyoko Mori s understanding of knitting deepens. From the flawed school mittens made in her native Japan, where needlework is used as a way to prepare women for marriage and silence, to the beautiful unmatched patterns of cardigans, hats and shawls made in the American Midwest, Kyoko draws the connection between knitting and the new life she tried to establish in the United States. From the suicide of her mother to the last empty days of her marriage, Kyoko finds a way to begin again on her own terms. Interspersed with fact and history about knitting throughout, the narrative touchingly contemplates the nature of love, loss and what holds a marriage together. In the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher s The Gastronomical Me and Michael Pollan s The Botany of Desire, Kyoko Mori examines a particular subject to understand human nature?when to unravel, when to begin again, when to drop the stitch, and when to declare.it s finished. Seller Inventory # AAV9781934848630

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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. 230 pages. A memoir of crossing cultures, losing love and finding home by a New York Times Notable author in her prime. As steadily and quietly as her marriage falls apart, so Kyoko Moris understanding of knitting deepens. From the flawed school mittens made in her native Japan, where needlework is used as a way to prepare women for marriage and silence, to the beautiful unmatched patterns of cardigans, hats and shawls made in the American Midwest, Kyoko draws the connection between knitting and the new life she tried to establish in the U. S. From the suicide of her mother to the last empty days of her marriage, Kyoko finds a way to begin again on her own terms. Interspersed with fact and history about knitting throughout, the narrative touchingly contemplates the nature of love, loss and what holds a marriage together. In the tradition of M F K Fishers The Gastronomical Me, Joan Didions Where I Was From and Michael Pollans The Botany of Desire, Mori examines a specific subject to understand human nature - when to unravel, when to begin again, when to drop the stitch, and when to declareits finished. . . . . knitting only appears to be a docile activity, writes Kyoko Mori in Yarn. While it is knitting that literally and metaphorically weaves together the disparate elements of Moris lifeher travels, her marriage and separation, her coming to knowledge of herself through tragedy and joyit is the sheer beauty of her writing, at once elegantly restrained and emotionally unflinching, that so highly recommends this stunning memoir. Kyoko Mori is one of the worlds most inimitable writers. Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist and What Is Left The DaughterKyoko Mori writes about loss so quietly and wisely, and in a way no other memoirist Ive read has ever managed. She recasts her mothers suicide and her fathers coldnesstwo terrible childhood absencesinto possibilities for herself rather than limitations, openings instead of endings. But this beautiful book isnt about acceptance so much as its about resourcefulness and creativity. Theres no advice here, only the moving example of Mori herself, knitting together her past and present into something coherent and useful, like a shawl, or a cardigan, or a pair of mittens, a way to keep warm in a world that can often be cold, a way to stay focused and engaged in a world that sometimes makes no sense at all. Suzanne Berne, The Ghost at the Table, A Perfect Arrangement, A Crime in the Neighbourhood (Orange Prize for Fiction), and the forthcoming memoir Lucile: My Grandmother in History, and Vice Versa. Save reading Kyoko Moris Yarn for a day when your imagination needs a journey into enchantment. A dreamy weave of memoir and story that is also a droll cross-cultural history of knitting, spinning and weaving, this enthralling, utterly original book is a small masterpiece. I couldnt put it down. Honor Moore, The Bishops Daughter Sit with Kyoko Mori as she artfully takes in hand needles and fiber, and also the realities of her life story, to knit this gorgeous memoir of loss, emigration, grief, identity and the work of her hands. The perfectly titled Yarn recounts the authors most formative experiences, including losing her mother through suicide; emigrating from Japan; finding a life and a love in Americas frigid Midwest; discovering joy as a single person; and leaning on the healing power of creating both stories and knitted garments. Scenes and stories become stitches forming a shawl of stories that have draped the authors life, and that will rest so memorably on the shoulders of readers fortunate enough to encounter this book. Suzanne Strempek Shea, Sundays in America: A Year-Long Roadtrip in Search of Christian Faith This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781934848630

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