Book 4 in the Love Stories series (see below for books 1, 2, 3, 5)
Memories of a Distant Star is the story of a young married woman who is compelled by her emotions to retrace her steps on a mountain trail where her first love had bloomed, a one-sided love for Eiichi whom she would never see again. She recalls the moments spent with her companion, and his enchanting poetic stories about the universe and the life within. She relives the devastation she felt when Eiichi got injured through her folly. Finally, amidst her calmness within the storm, she remembers her use of his own technique to heal him, an expression of love for him without his knowledge, a secret she would keep from her husband forever.
The Bon Festival tells the story of Akio and Hanako who grow together in a small village and fall...