Beyond Green Tea and Grapefruit: Poems and Stories
Gail N. Harada
Softcover, 159 pp.
In this beautiful and moving collection, Gail Harada deftly traverses the boundaries between poetry, memoir, and fiction, demonstrating a rare versatility of craft. The prose has the lyric sensibility of the born poet and the poems are infused with the storyteller's magic. While many of the selections are grounded in a sense of place—the well-loved geography of Hawaiʻi—it is a dynamic sense of place, shot through with a humor and irony that never gives way to mere nostalgia.