Daughters of the Samurai: a journey from East to West and back by Janice P. Nimura. Here is an odd and true story. Five young Japanese girls were sent to the U.S. in 1871 to "learn Western ways". Ten years later they returned to Japan expected to change women's education. Nimura lives in New York City and has a black-and-white author photo.
Audiobooks on CD
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham. 11.5 hours on 9 CDs. What a silly title.
The Lady's Command by Stephanie Laurens. 9.5 hours on 9CDs. Ship Captain marries an adventuress woman who joins him on African voyage.
6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber. 11.5 hours on 10 CDs. Replacement for a audiobook that was busticated.
Tricky Twent-Two by Janet Evanovich. 6 hours on 5CDs. Didn't we have this already? What do you mean you don't know?
Commander in Chief Tom Clancy. 20.5 hours at 17 CDs. Some sort of political intrigue and action.