Every year at this time, there's one book published in the previous 12 months that won't allow me to give it a nod and pass it by. This year's stalking award goes to a family history about a netsuke collection.
Here's the book I knew last summer I should read. "Tears in the Darkness" is described as history written as story. The husband-and-wife authors created it from thousands of sources and hundreds of interviews. They have received nothing but praise.