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In feudal Japan, passion and secrets lead to murder. . .
From A Remote, Exotic World. . .
Sano Ichiro, Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, awakens from a turbulent dream into a real-life nightmare. Lord Matsudaira Mitsuyoshi, the shogun's cousin and heir, has been murdered after a night of debauchery in the city's pleasure quarter...
Comes A Danger All Too Close To Home. . .
The matter requires Sano's personal attention-more personal than Sano at first imagines. For he soon discovers that Mitsuyoshi's companion for the evening was none other than the alluring Lady Wisteria, a woman whom Sano himself once knew intimately before he was married to his beloved wife, Reiko. But the memory of Wisteria still stirs him, and it is with both dismay and relief that he learns she has vanished along with her pillow book, a diary that may contain valuable clues. The circumstances trouble him, as does the possibility that he and Wisteria might meet again with dangerous consequences. . .
In The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria, Laura Joh Rowland once again has written a book in which "an exotic setting, seventeenth-century Japan, and a splendid mystery...make for grand entertainment" (New York Daily News).
The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria introduces readers into Yoshiwara, the well-ordered but cruel pleasure quarter of 17th-century Edo (Tokyo), where the corpse of Lord Mitsuyoshi is found sprawled on a bed. The woman with whom he'd spent his final hours, a top-ranking courtesan known as Lady Wisteria, has disappeared, along with her private journal, which might supply clues to her complicity in this slaying. In the absence of both, and with the capricious old shogun ordering that Mitsuyoshi's family not be quizzed about his death, Sano is left to look for assassins among the courtesan's attendants and prominent clients. Meanwhile, Sano's enemies vie for credit in solving the murder (even if they must pin it on Sano), a woman's headless body is found wearing Wisteria's kimono, and Sano's amateur investigator wife, Reiko, threatens to discover the link between her samurai and the enigmatic prostitute.
Laura Joh Rowland cooks up wonderfully knotty plots. Yet it's her renderings of Sano's world--with its Machiavellian politics, exotic fashions, and hierarchical communities--that make her series particularly interesting. Although this seventh installment lacks the cinematic violence of its immediate predecessor, Black Lotus, it still makes you glad to be observing shogunate Japan from afar. --J. Kingston Pierce
During our monthly coffee chat last week a friend from Oshkosh related the story of her recent emergency heart surgery. But it had to be "the regular Cheerios," not the fancy-flavor Cheerios. When I was going through a two-month bout with various health irritations that culminated in mid-March, I was too fatigued to have an appetite — lost 12 pounds in three weeks. But on nights when I was able to eat a little I wanted Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Snickers candy bars. You've probably seen the Snickers commercials that tell us "You're not yourself when you're hungry. " Then I noticed that, on the back of Snickers bars, is a word to describe "how annoying your friends can be because they haven't eaten. Since last September, the Mars brand has used words on the back of each Snickers bar to describe one of "21 hunger symptoms. " To cheer myself, I took to sorting through store displays of Snickers bars until I found some with words to describe how I felt two months ago. •A three-day pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is being sponsored by St. Raphael Parish of Oshkosh but is open to anyone who wants to participate. 16-18 pilgrimage, which will include visits to four sacred shrines and churches in the Belleville, Ill. Travel will be by motorcoach and the pilgrims will stay two nights at the Shrine Hotel in Belleville. •Tom and Maureen Donovan of Oshkosh are the lay leaders of the pilgrimage, and Fr. Edward Looney, parochial vicar at St. Raphael's, will be the spiritual guide. Pilgrims will hear a presentation and history of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows before taking a tour. They will visit the Shrine of St. Joseph and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The final stop will be at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Single-occupancy reservations are available for an additional $80. For more information contact Tom and Maureen Donovan at 920-426-0281 or email to Maureen. donovan@raphael. •First Presbyterian Church of Oshkosh is having a contest for church members to design the cover for its 2016 church directory. Original art in black-and-white, or in color, which "represents the church and its membership" is part of the criteria. Entries will be on display May 5 through 8 in the Westminster Room at the church. Source: www.thenorthwestern.com
•Dick Forseth of the Oshkosh Knights of Columbus has announced that three new Knights joined Council 614 Our Lady of Lourdes on April 14 as they took "their 1st Degree into Knighthood." They are Joshua Rowlands, Matthew Mueller and John Dorcey.
Graham Morris, from Rowlands Castle, turned 90 on March 26. He said: 'I've always celebrated my birthday with the Queen. 'She has always been a month younger than me. It's something I have thought about all my life. 'She's a remarkable woman.
There is no Becky with the Good hair, Kelly Rowlands baby that's the problem. 04/27/16, @enhle_lady
RT @DjRemedee: With an endorsement from the First Lady of jungle herself @djrap gets the famous #drumnbreakfast treatment please RT https:/… 04/22/16, @liam_rowlands
i watched that fucking buzzfeed video and all i can think about now is lady rowlands, peter falk, rita hayworth and arlene francis. 04/22/16, @melinaleigh
From singer and actor David Ackles (March 2, 1999) to costume designer Patricia Zipprodt (July 17, 1999), the obituaries of 578 actors, dancers and choreographers, writers and others associated with pop culture and the performing arts can be found in this heavily illustrated work. Each entry includes the date, place and cause of death, along with a brief summary of the individual's career and citations to major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the death. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. Subscription plan available for future issues.
Among the songs included are the Lady Gaga ones noted above, Rowland's "Train on a Track," Houston's "Love That Man," as well as "Bootylicious," "DC — Thank You," "Happy Face" and "Apple Pie a la Mode" from Destiny's Child. The proposal is now generating ...
LA VERNIA — The Lady Apaches track season continue on as five of the eight ... In the 300-meter hurdles, Hannah Rowland placed eighth with her time of 53.22. Gonzales will send five athletes to compete in six events to the regional meet this week at ...
Rowland guided the Lady Roughers to three straight Class 6A state tournament appearances and four trips in the last five seasons. More on the announcement later and in Tuesday's print edition.
Lady Rowlands (born Mary Allen Neal; April 12, 1904 – May 28, 1999) was an American film actress. Most of her work came in the films of John Cassavetes, who was ...
Lady Rowlands, Actress: A Woman Under the Influence. Lady Rowlands was born on April 12, 1904 in Arkansas, USA as Mary Allen Neal. She was an actress and set ...
Lady Rowlands was born on April 12, 1904 in Arkansas, USA as Mary Allen Neal. She was an actress and set decorator, known for A Woman Under the ...
Lady Rowlands: Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands (born June 19, ... Gena Rowlands (1974) Isabelle Adjani (1975) Liv Ullmann (1976) Anne Bancroft (1977) Ingrid Bergman ...