Margaret Maron books Another GREAT North Carolina author. Wow, how could I just now be discovering her? If you want REAL people in Real situations and not just a story plot but daily lives as well, then you MUST read Margaret Maron.
In Tokyo, 16 year old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a lunchbox. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.