"When Ruth, a writer, finds a ‘Hello Kitty’ lunchbox containing the diary of a sixteen year old Japanese girl washed up on a Pacific Northwest Island, so begins Ruth’s interest in Nao’s fate. Ruth suspects the box has debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. Nao, who has been bullied at school, finds refuge in time spent with her great grandmother, a 104 year old Zen Buddhist nun. Themes: Kamikaze diaries, time, Zen Buddhism."

Heather, Essex