03 Nov / A Rabbit’s Eyes by Kenjiro Haitani, translated by Paul Sminkey [in AsianWeek]
What first-time teacher Fumi Kotani lacks in experience, she makes up with unflagging devotion to her first-grade students, taking special interest in a misunderstood, silent boy who raises flies. With the guidance of an irreverent colleague, she wins the confidence of her students, their parents, and finally the school administration for her unconventional teaching methods. This poignant longtime Japanese bestseller is available for the first time in English.
Published: 2005 (United States)