LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Patricia Dove Miller, Author of Bamboo Secrets: My Quest through the Shadows of Japan
Saturday, June 11th, 2016 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
While living in Japan in 1993, Patricia Dove Miller’s dream of a year of exploration and personal growth was shattered when her husband was suddenly detained on drug charges.
Bamboo Secrets: One Woman’s Quest through the Shadows of Japan weaves together four story strands: a mature woman in search of herself; a marriage in trouble; an American’s love of Japanese culture and her study of its traditional arts; and an outsider’s struggle with Japan’s dark side.
As a special feature: Patricia will play a brief piece on her shakahuchi flute for you.
Patricia Dove Miller is a third-generation Californian, born and raised in the Berkeley hills. She has lived in the mountains outside of Cali, Colombia, in a tiny rice-farming village in North Thailand, and also at the edge of the northeastern hills in Kyoto, Japan. She attended Stanford University, and much later, at the age of sixty-six, completed her MFA in creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She now lives with her husband in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California, where she teaches creative writing and practices ikebana, shakuhachi, and Zen meditation.