Yuki Hirano is just out of high school when his parents enroll him, against his will, in a forestry training program in the remote mountain village of Kamusari. No phone, no internet, no shopping. Just a small, inviting community where the most common expression is “take it easy.”
At first, Yuki is exhausted, fumbles with the tools, asks silly questions, and feels like an outcast. Kamusari is the last place a city boy from Yokohama wants to spend a year of his life. But as resistant as he might be, the scent of the cedars and the staggering beauty of the region have a pull.
Yuki learns to fell trees and plant saplings. He begins to embrace local festivals, he’s mesmerized by legends of the mountain, and he might be falling in love. In learning to respect the forest on Mt. Kamusari for its majestic qualities and its inexplicable secrets, Yuki starts to appreciate Kamusari’s harmony with nature and its ancient traditions.
In this warm and lively coming-of-age story, Miura transports us from the trappings of city life to the trials, mysteries, and delights of a mythical mountain forest.
I love a good coming-of-age story and this book sounds fantastic, I can’t wait to start reading.
Thank you Amazon Publishing and TLC Book Tours for this gifted copy.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘑𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘵, 𝘍𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘺, 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.
𝗠𝗶𝗱-𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗶𝗻: 𝗵𝗼𝘄’𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼 𝗳𝗮𝗿?