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Los Angeles is the setting for Naomi Hirahara's Mas Arai series, in which a gruff, mystery-solving, 72-year-old gardener guides readers into the hidden corners of L.A.'s Japanese-American communities. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mas Arai: An Unlikely Hero Solves L.A.'s Mysteries
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Straddling The Pacific: Books By Japanese-Americans
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