The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai by Barbara Lazar

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Memoirs of a Geisha meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in a gorgeously vivid, fresh historical that instantly captures the imagination I am Kozaisho: Fifth daughter, Woman-For-Play, teller of stories, lover, wife, and Flower Samurai.

In the rich, dazzling, brutal world of 12th century Japan, one young girl begins her epic journey, from the warmth of family to the Village of Outcasts. Marked out by an auspicious omen, she is trained in the ancient warrior arts of the samurai. But it is through the power of storytelling that she learns to fight her fate, twisting her life onto a path even she could not have imagined. With stunning precision, the narrative evokes the beauty and clarity of the art and culture of Japan at that time, with Kozaisho's tales woven in bringing a fable-like quality to the tale.
 

About Barbara Lazar

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Barbara Lazar is a former teacher and a former mainframe programmer for NASA. She has spent the last 12 years meticulously researching this novel. She writes and teaches in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Headline Book Publishing. 480 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of The Pillow Book of the Flower...

This debut novel centers on Kozaisho-, sold by her family as a young girl to a wealthy proprietor in exchange for land. Thus begins her life course of tragedy, friendship, love, redemption, and honor. Kozaisho- forms close relationships with Tashiko, who helps her learn how to survive their diffi...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of The Pillow Book of the Flower...

This debut novel centers on Kozaisho-, sold by her family as a young girl to a wealthy proprietor in exchange for land. Thus begins her life course of tragedy, friendship, love, redemption, and honor. Kozaisho- forms close relationships with Tashiko, who helps her learn how to survive their diffi...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of The Pillow Book of the Flower...

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