Stirring Winds

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‘Stirring Winds’ is an Asian Literature Anthology, centering on the theme of life changes and significant moments. It contains six stories: five set in Japan and one in China, ranging in length from 900 – 3000 words. More

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About Kelly Matsuura

Kelly Matsuura grew up in Victoria, Australia, but always dreamed she would live abroad. She has lived in northern China and Michigan in the US, and over ten years in Nagoya, Japan, where she now lives permanently.

Kelly has published numerous short stories online; in group anthologies; and in several self-published anthologies. Her stories have been published by Visibility Fiction, Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing, A Murder of Storytellers, and Ink and Locket Press.

She majored in Asian Studies at university, and currently studies Japanese, Chinese and German. Her other hobbies include cooking, knitting, sewing, and traveling.

As the creator and editor for The Insignia Series, Kelly uses her knowledge of Asian cultures to help other indie authors produce great diverse stories and to share the group’s work with a new audience.

About the Series: The Natura Anthologies
Each book in The Natura Anthologies is a collection of short stories in a specific genre, all written by Kelly Matsuura.

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Review by: clarksnelson on Oct. 12, 2012 :
Ms. Matsuura writes with a poetic quality, drawing the reader into her world of choice effortlessly. The stories in this compilation are beautiful. There is no other word for it. Deceptively simple, I found myself thinking about them for days afterwards. To me, that is what makes a great story - and in this book, there is more than one that did that for me! I can't wait to see what this author comes up with in the future.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Batsy on Sep. 21, 2012 :
This is a beautiful collection of stories by Kelly Matsuura. Anyone who has spent time in Japan or admires Japanese culture will enjoy the feeling of 'mono no aware' Matsuura brings to the page in many of her stories. It's a kind of wistfulness, an awareness of beauty and its passing, and is probably strongest in the stories "The Smell of Peaches" and "Three Ballerinas". You'll feel great at the end of the book as the classy final story has an upbeat ending. I highly recommend this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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