Pieces of Paper

Pieces of Paper A chance encounter brings a hint of romance to a young woman s journey through the streets of Tokyo This semi autobiographical short story by the author of Butterfly Swords explores questions of ident

  • Title: Pieces of Paper
  • Author: Jeannie Lin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A chance encounter brings a hint of romance to a young woman s journey through the streets of Tokyo This semi autobiographical short story by the author of Butterfly Swords explores questions of identity and connectedness in the digital age.Author s note All author proceeds from the sale of this story will be donated to the Red Cross for the relief effort in Japan.

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  • Jeannie Lin

    USA TODAY Bestselling author Jeannie Lin grew up fascinated with stories of Western epic fantasy and Eastern martial arts adventures When her best friend introduced her to romance novels in middle school, the stage was set Jeannie started writing her first romance while working as a high school science teacher in South Central Los Angeles After four years of trying to break into publishing with an Asian set historical, her 2009 Golden Heart Award winning manuscript, Butterfly Swords, sold to Harlequin Mills Boon Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal with The Dragon and the Pearl listed among Library Journal s Best Romances of 2011 Titles by Jeannie Lin Gunpowder Alchemy Gunpowder Chronicles 1 The Jade Temptress The Lotus Palace 2 The Lotus PalaceButterfly SwordsThe Dragon and the PearlMy Fair ConcubineThe Sword DancerFor updates, sign up for her newsletter at eepurl 42oZLFind out about Jeannie Lin online at jeannielin


  • Lin prefaces this story by saying that this is a semi-autobiographical story about her own experiences in Japan about ten years ago. Its a very short story, just above 20 pages and I think well-written. The tone of the story is warm and welcoming as 'Jeannie' in the book explains to us how she came to be in Japan by herself lost and searching for the tea ceremony.Throughout the story she observes how awkward she feels despite the fact she is Asian and surrounded by other Asians. I've never quite [...]

  • This is a short, cute story. There's not much to it; it's mainly about a day in the life of a woman who's just started working overseas and goes on a two day trip to Tokyo. There she's confronted with feelings of homesickness and her feelings about being out of touch with family back home.There's also a hint of a possible future romance. I bought this mainly because the proceeds go to the Japan relief effort. Also, I lived in Japan and I love to read stories wherein a western character experienc [...]

  • I picked this short story up because I have been wanting to read Lin's work for some time and was hoping this would be a nice taste. This short story shows off the charm Lin's writing. However, this short was really short. We get a hinting blush that there is a HEA but we don't even really get a full date. Sigh. I liked very much the look at being an Asian American in Tokyo but did wish for more of the love story. I will be picking up more of her books!

  • I've come to realise that it's not the romance of Jeannie Lin's stories that I enjoy. It's her writing. This is a refreshing story from her and she could easily write contemporary fiction.

  • This was a short story which depicted a few days of Jeannie's life in Tokyo as a young woman whom has the opportunity to stay in Korea and work at a six-figure job, or move back to the United States. It was a nice occurrence for Jeannie to meet Scott at the tea ceremony, along with the detailed moments in which they shared traveling through Tokyo, while touching on famous landmarks and specific subway stations along the way. I did think that Jeannie and Scott would continue their time together a [...]

  • This is a very short contemporary story about a young Asian-American woman who is visiting Tokyo and has a chance meeting with a young Anglo-American man who happens to be studying in Japan at the time. The story is semi-autobiographical, semi-romantic and simply an interesting anecdotal story about self identity. For anyone who has grown up in a country as a minority separated from the country of their origins, this story is insightful to feelings you may have felt about yourself--especially up [...]

  • ProsI liked that Jeannie Lin added that aspect of how she felt being a non-Japanese woman visiting Tokyo. That is the best part of this book.Cons•just running around pointing out famous Japanese spots (eh)•the romance may be more realistic but it is boring and has no chemistry•feels more like a straight literary fiction than a romanceOverall, I just thought you are too short to be boring. Another book I read recently, Transformation, was under 30 pages but felt the same need to meander. Yo [...]

  • Pieces of Paper is a wonderful short story about the chance moments that happen when you travel abroad. Lin recounts a story of a time when she was in Tokyo as a young woman and an encounter that resonated with her and how it added to her life. I felt as if I was there with her feeling lost and confused in Tokyo and trying to figure out what place does she fit.I enjoyed how the story didn't have a clean ending, but instead was about the messiness of life and travel. I would recommend this to any [...]

  • This story is so short that adding it to kind of feels like cheating. It's a well-written, atmospheric short story about finding a connection in an unfamiliar city, so I guess the fleeting nature of the book works with that.

  • This was a nice little story. I liked the exploration of feeling out of place and the little moments you can have when you're somewhere that's not home.

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