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Dixieland Sushi
Dixieland Sushi
Author: Cara Lockwood
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Jen Nakamura Taylor thought she left behind her awkward past of growing up half-Japanese, half-white in a small Southern town when she moved north to produce a popular Chicago television show. But when she gets word that her Southern Belle cousin is marrying Kevin Peterson, the very boy Jen loved-with-a-capita...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743499422
ISBN-10: 0743499425
Publication Date: 5/3/2005
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 101 ratings
Publisher: Downtown Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dixieland Sushi on + 293 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this. It was a fast read. Jen Nakamura Taylor grew up in a small southern town, where her half Japanaese heritage always bothered her. She has been "in love" with the same local boy since 4th grade and gets a wedding invitation from her spoiled cousin who is marrying - guess who??? She needs a date for the wedding and ends up taking a co-worker, who she has a crush on. Between the drive to the wedding, the car breaking down, visiting Graceland and seeing the multi Elvis's (Elvii??), the trip itself has her on the verge. She finally arrives to find that her 4th grade boyfriend is showing an interest in her. Loved the wedding!!!

A fast read, good characters, fun book.
reviewed Dixieland Sushi on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
With a mother who is a Japanese American Southern Belle and a good ole boy daddy named Bubba, how can Jen help but having an identity crisis. Furthermore, she's just found out that her cousin is about to marry the boy back home that Jen first loved. Guess that it's time for a road trip back to the South.
reviewed Dixieland Sushi on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Quick easy read. Brings back funny memories of being a teenager in the 80's.
shainababygirl avatar reviewed Dixieland Sushi on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely adored this novel. It's funny, it's quirky, you fall in love with the characters, and if you're from the south, you'll end up rolling around laughing. It was an easy, quick read that I thouraghly enjoyed!
lovestory avatar reviewed Dixieland Sushi on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
There were many times that I laughed out loud while reading this book, because, as a Southerner, it's amusing to read things and understand their quirks, if only because you live that way, too. :) And I thought Riley was fecthing! Haha.

Still, as a previous poster said, I felt like the dialogue kept repeating itself - especially the parts where the mother and grandmother kept saying "Ya-shee!" or something to that effect. It was funny, and it did add to the character of the book, but after awhile I was wondering if that's all the mother knew to say at times.

It was an enjoyable read and very quick! You can start it by midday and finish it like two hours later.
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SFmom avatar reviewed Dixieland Sushi on + 9 more book reviews
quick read - cute story!