One Hundred and One Ways

 Praise for Mako Yoshikawa and One Hundred and One Ways


 “Resembles an intelligent cross between the bestselling Memories of a Geisha and the haunted-by-lost-love movie Ghost.”—The Detroit News

 “A strikingly assured debut novel…Yoshikawa enlivens her quietly reflective narrative with moments of finely tuned sensuality and keenly observed New York details.”—The Washington Post

 “There are many pleasures in Yoshikawa’s glistening prose and fresh symbolism…While Yoshikawa’s portrayal of Yukiko’s traditional Japan is expert, the author is at her strongest in the book’s contemporary sequences.”—The New York Times Book Review

 “Authentic and appealing…a lovely, lyrical novel.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

 “Beautifully written, thoughtfully conceived…the writing resonates with authenticity…an impressive accomplishment.”—The Orlando Sentinel

 “At once a coming-of-age narrative and a ghost story, Yoshikawa’s first novel is also a tale of Japanese-American identity and an extraordinarily polished and graceful look at three generations of women and their lost loves…A pensive, erotic, deeply moving tale…”—Publishers Weekly (starred reviews)

 “The exquisite construction of this tale unfolds like a kimono, with tiny details floating the surface like petals. Yoshikawa’s language is glittering and seductive; there is a rich eroticism in her descriptions of hair, skin, moths and heat, space and shape. Although there is a connection, certainly, with the work of Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston, Yoshikawa’s Kiki is as deeply American as she is Japanese American.”—Booklist

 “A thoughtful and magnetic tale…with art and keen perception, Yoshikawa has created characters that we will grieve with, embrace and remember a long time.”—Chitra Divakaruni, author of The Mistress of Spices

 “An absorbing tale…Yoshikawa is a graceful, lyrical writer.”—News and Record, Greensboro, NC

 “A beautifully written story…Yoshikawa weaves together the stories of three generations of women with wonderful detail and graceful style. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

 “Mako Yoshikawa’s debut is thoroughly captivating.”—Lisa See, author of Flower Net