Author Archives: JD Pelz

Japanese book autism

Naoki Higashida “The Reason I Jump”

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy with Autismby Naoki Higashida Non- Fiction – Paperback; Alfred A. Knopf, 2013; 135 pages. Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell With a forward by David Mitchell Illustrations by … Read More

Japanese novel, Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata

Sayaka Murata “Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata “Convenience Store Woman” Fiction – Hardcover; Grove Press, 2018; 163 pages. Translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori A Heartwarming, quirky, look inside a hidden world….      This novel is quiet. What I mean is, it … Read More

Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope “Brother and Sister”

Joanna Trollope “Brother and Sister” Fiction – Paperback; McArthur and Company, 2000; 381 pages. Fiction – Audiobook;  Moving, enlightening, filled with compassion…      With trademark skill,  Joanna Trollope draws real-to-life characters and explores the bonds heightened by shared family … Read More

post-apocalypse novel, survival novel

Peter Heller “The Dog Stars”

Peter Heller “The Dog Stars” Fiction – Hardcover; Knopf, 2012; 320 pages. A sweet kind of loneliness, an ode to human nature, a litmus test for the soul… What drew me first to “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller was … Read More