Beads, Boys, and the Buddha: Stories

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Lotus Moon in Love, Sep 24, 2005 - Fiction - 188 pages
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Funny, neurotic, magical and poignant, the stories in Wendy Miyake's Beads, Boys and the Buddha lead us into the worlds of seven Japanese women born, raised and trying to cope with reality in Hawai'i. They're having trouble finding love, among other things, and they seek out answers in beads, Buddhas, expensive fish, kindergarten oracles and even a gynecologist turned monk/therapist. But in the end, each woman realizes that she must become her own Buddha in order to manifest the impossible.

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Wendy Miyake was born and raised in Mililani when it was known for red dirt rather than Wal-Mart. Like her character, Karma Kikuchi, she has had more than twenty suitors in the past year, but it has only strengthened her resolve that a Siberian Husky pup is still the best man. Currently, a creative writing teacher at a community college, Beads, Boys and the Buddha is her first book.

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