Jean Davies Okimoto

The Love Ceiling

Description of new work

Women, aging and creativity...a book club favorite!

The Love Ceiling


In The Love Ceiling you'll meet sixty-four year old Anne Kuroda Duppstaad, who after the death of her Japanese American mother, confronts the toxic legacy of her father, a famous artist and cruel narcissist, to become an artist in her own right.


Rave reviews for The Love Ceiling


"rich with life experiences... rendered with compassion and insight.”
— Nancy Livingstone, US Review of Books

“The Love Ceiling will ring true with many women.”
— The Midwest Book Review

“...an intriguing, absorbing, and unusual novel.”
— Mary Gergen, The Positive Aging Newsletter

“...wonderful, touching, funny. Jean Davies Okimoto writes with literary perfect pitch.”
— Christiane Northrup, MD author and host of PBS television special Mother-Daughter Wisdom

“A lovely book, full of wisdom and compassion. With keen insight, the author examines the problems of achieving fulfillment as both a woman and an artist.”
— Barbara G. Walker author of The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

“A fine painting of words by a true artist....so compelling that once you begin you cannot put it down.”
— Chizuko Judy Sugita de Queiroz artist and author of Camp Days 1942-1945

“Any woman who has ever wrestled with a difficult father will find inspiration and solace in these lucid pages.”
— Leza Lowitz former Tokyo correspondent for Art in America

"In this courageous journey, Okimoto gives us a model for any woman yearning to claim her truth, to be seen for who she is in her deepest heart. I was inspired by The Love Ceiling and recommend it for any woman seeking greater self-expression."
— Lisa Dale Norton, Author of Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills, and Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir