Dixieland Sushi (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 24, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
52 Reviews
Wax on....

Jen Nakamura Taylor thought she left behind her awkward past of growing up half-Japanese, half-white in a small Southern town when she moved north to produce a popular Chicago television show. But when she gets word that her Southern Belle cousin is marrying Kevin Peterson, the very boy Jen loved-with-a-capital-L for years, she realizes she can't run from her past forever. Not only does the news conjure up sticky memories of growing up with a mixed heritage in the South (soy sauce on chicken fried steak, anyone?) but now the very single and very busy Jen has got to find a date for the wedding -- a grand affair that could put Scarlett O'Hara to shame.

Wax off....

Riley -- Jen's cute British friend from work -- seems just the ticket; even his girlfriend thinks it's a good idea. But as Jen and Riley whistle on down to Dixie, sparks start to fly. Add to the fire the grown-up but still charming Kevin Peterson, who appears to have a soft spot for Jen, and, well, whoa. It's going to take everything Jen has (and a lot of help from the Karate Kid-wisdom of her pop culture hero Mr. Miyagi) to survive the meeting of past and present, and of North and Far East and South...where Jen finally learns to come to terms with her heritage, her love life, and herself.
  

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

Not the best chick-lit book I've read, but okay. Jen is a Chicago news producer, but is also a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian Southern girl from Arkansas. Being called back to be a bridesmaid in her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Cute, contemporary book. Good ideas and plot, but the ending needed a little more work. 3.5 stars. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
23
Section 4
27
Section 5
41
Section 6
48
Section 7
61
Section 8
66
Section 18
154
Section 19
182
Section 20
190
Section 21
201
Section 22
206
Section 23
212
Section 24
216
Section 25
232

Section 9
69
Section 10
71
Section 11
83
Section 12
87
Section 13
97
Section 14
102
Section 15
120
Section 16
125
Section 17
150
Section 26
242
Section 27
259
Section 28
263
Section 29
272
Section 30
274
Section 31
285
Section 32
292
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About the author (2009)

Cara Lockwood is also the author of I Do (But I Don't), which was made into a Lifetime movie, as well as Pink Slip Party and Dixieland Sushi, and Every Demon Has His Day, all available from Downtown Press. She was born in Dallas, Texas, and earned a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a journalist in Austin, and is now married and living in Chicago. Her husband is not a rock star, but he does play the guitar -- poorly.

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