The View From Breast Pocket Mountain
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About the Author
Karen Hill Anton's life has been a remarkable journey, from the United States through Europe and across Asia to Japan. The View from Breast Pocket Mountain is a story woven with great compassion and skill, the ultimate combination. It is a beautiful and deeply moving narrative full of fascinating people, the most fascinating being the author herself.
Roger Pulvers, Author, Peaceful Circumstances
I'd long known of Karen Hill Anton having admired her Japan Times "Crossing Cultures" column for years. I knew she was an African-American woman who'd raised four children in Shizuoka with her Jewish-American husband, but I didn't know why or how. Now, in this deeply personal and moving memoir, we have a rich account of her journey from Washington Heights through family tragedy, world travel, literature, music, art, and dance. Eventually settling in rural Japan, she overcomes cultural and linguistic barriers. Anton is a pioneer, and this remarkable story of strength, resourcefulness and courage confirms that Japan is lucky she chose its shores to call home. Truly inspiring.
Leza Lowitz, Author, In Search of the Sun: One Woman's Quest to Find Family in Japan