Siri L. Mitchell (The Cubicle Next Door) invites readers to an exotic and mysterious land on a journey of selfdiscovery.
Though Stars and Stripes reporter Allie OConnor has lived in Japan for two years, she still feels like a foreigner. As her best friend prepares to move away, she prays for a new friend. Just a friend.
Soon after this prayer she runs into Eric Larsen at church, an old classmate from high school. Eric has recently been assigned to the U.S. embassy and lives in Allies district in Tokyo. In school they had been polar opposites. He had been captain of the debate team; she had edited the literary magazine. He drank espresso, while she preferred green tea. He is definitely not the friend she was looking for. And yet...here he is. Here she is.
Will Allie accept this unexpected answer to her prayer? And will she be brave enough to really see the person she once chose to overlook?