Japanese Fiction

The blockbuster novel Memoirs of a Geisha came out in 1997. Some of the many novels written since then, all about Japan, are listed here. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Avery, Ellis. The Teahouse Fire. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Azuchi, Satoshi. Supermarket. 2009.

Bock, Dennis. The Ash Garden. 2001.

Coonts, Stephen. Fortunes of War. 1998.

Davis-Gardner, Angela. Plum Wine. 2006.

Eisler, Barry. Rain Fall. 2002.

Frank, Diane. Blackberries in the Dreamhouse. 2003.

Furutani, Dale. Death at the Crossroads, A Samurai Mystery. 1998. (Adult Mystery FUR).

Hayashi, Fumiko. Floating Clouds. 2006.

Hayder, Mo. The Devil of Nanking. 2004.

Hazzard, Shirley. The Great Fire. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Hearn, Lian. Across the Nightingale Floor. 2002.

Johnson, Kij. Fudoki. 2003. (Adult Science Fiction JOH).

Kirino, Natsuo. Out. 2003. (Adult Mystery KIR).

Lebra-Chapman, Joyce. The Scent of Sake. 2009. 

Lee, Don. Country of Origin. 2004. 

Massey, Sujata. The Bride’s Kimono. 2001. (Adult Mystery MAS).

Matsuoka, Takashi. Cloud of Sparrows. 2002.

Minatoya, Lydia Y. The Strangeness of Beauty. 1999.

Miyabe, Miyuki. The Sleeping Dragon. 2009. (Adult Mystery MIY).

Murakami, Haruki. After Dark. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Nothomb, Amelie. The Character of Rain. 2000.

Oe, Kenzaburo. The Changeling. 2010.

Ogawa, Yoko. Hotel Iris. 2010.

Ozeki, Ruth. My Year of Meats. 1998.

Parker, I. J. The Convict's Sword. 2009. (Adult Mystery PAR).

Peace, David. Occupied City. 2009.

Perdue, Lewis. Slatewiper. 2003.

Rowland, Laura Joh. Red Chrysanthemum. 2006. (Adult Mystery ROW).
     Also available: Large Type

Rowland, Laura Joh. The Cloud Pavilion. 2009. (Adult Mystery ROW).
     Also available: CD

Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg. The Snow Fox. 2004.

Shimada, Soji. The Tokyo Zodiac Murders. 2004. (Adult Mystery SHI).

Shimoda, Todd A. The Fourth Treasure. 2002.

Smith, Martin Cruz. December 6. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Talarigo, Jeff. The Pearl Diver. 2004.
     Also available: CD

Tsukiyama, Gail. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. 2007.
     Also available: Large Type, eAudiobook

Tsushima, Yuko. The Shooting Gallery & Other Stories. 1997.

Walbert, Kate. The Gardens of Kyoto. 2001.

Waters, Mary Yukari. The Laws of Evening: Stories. 2003.

Wiley, Richard. Commodore Perry’s Minstrel Show. 2007.

Yardley, Cathy. Turning Japanese. 2009. (Adult Chick Lit YAR).

Yoshimoto, Banana. Hardboiled; & Hard Luck. 2005.