Book ‘Mika in Real Life’ by Emiko Jean

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In this brilliant new novel by from Emiko Jean, the author of the New York Times bestselling young adult novel Tokyo Ever After, comes a whip-smart, laugh-out-loud funny, and utterly heartwarming novel  about motherhood, daughterhood, and love — how we find it, keep it, and how it always returns. One phone call changes everything. At thirty-five, Mika Suzuki’s life is a mess. Her last relationship ended in flames. Her roommate-slash-best friend might be a hoarder. She’s a perpetual disappointment to her traditional Japanese parents. And, most recently, she’s been fired from her latest dead-end job. Mika is at her lowest point when she receives a phone call from Penny — the daughter she placed for adoption sixteen years ago. Penny is determined…

Publisher: William Morrow (August 2, 2022); Pages: 384 pages; ISBN-10: 0063215683; ISBN-13: 978-0063215689; ASIN:‎ B09L89VCQH

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Author’s biography: Emiko Jean is the author of Tokyo Ever AfterEmpress of all Seasons, and We’ll Never be Apart. When Emiko is not writing, she is reading. Most of her friends are imaginary. Before she became a writer she was an entomologist (fancy name for bug catcher), a candle maker, a florist, and most recently a teacher. She lives in Washington with her husband and children (unruly twins). She loves the rain. You may find her at or on Instagram at emikojeanbooks.