Sarah Coomber, a Fargo native, will sign copies of her latest book, a memoir titled “The Same Moon,” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson Books and More in the Grand Cities Mall.
In her book, Coomber, a former reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, explores “the culture shock, partial assimilation, and test of love and faith I experienced as a young woman from the northern Great Plains” while working as an English teacher in Japan and adapting to a new culture, Coomber said in a news release.
“The book’s tagline is ‘Sometimes you have to run far, far away to find your way home,’ ” said Coomber, who lived in Japan from 1994 to 1996.
Coomber, of Vancouver, Wash., has made presentations at several venues, including a pre-departure orientation in Portland, Ore., for young people preparing for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, the program that took her to Japan.
Laura Kriska, author of “The Accidental Office Lady: An American Women in Corporate Japan,” described Coomber’s book as “an entertaining and honest account of a young woman’s self-discovery in a foreign land.”
Grand Cities Mall is located at South Washington Street and 17th Avenue.