by Siri Mitchell
What if God answered your prayer and you pretended not to hear him?
Though Stars and Stripes reporter Allie O'Connor has lived in Japan for two years, she still feels like a foreigner. As her best friend prepares to move away, Allie prays for a new friend. Soon after, she runs into an old classmate from high school, Eric Larsen. In school they had been polar opposites. He is definitely not the friend she was looking for.
In this journey of self-discovery in an exotic and mysterious land, Allie has a rare opportunity to examine her prejudices - to rediscover her voice, rethink her past, and reshape her future.