■“Mellow the Japanese Squirre™ The Story of Kazusa Forest in Karuizawa”(『Nihonrisu no Mellow Karuizawa Kazusa no Mori no Monogatgari』)： August 25, 2014 Published by Kyuryuddo JYE1600＋tax
Recommended book by Karuizawa Tourist Association!
Japanese Squirrels are specified as “the town bird of Karuizaw” and they are the rare native species. Protecting them is growing luxuriant forests. That is to say it’s the very forest preservation activity. We can reconsider the nature-rich Karuizawa through an observation of Japanese Squirrels. This book can give us a chance to become interest in them. Therefore it was specified as the first recommended book by Karuizawa Tourist Association.
【Outline】This book is a photo essay which gives a lively description of a female Japanese Squirrel called Mellow, a heroine of this book, from her birth, pregnancy, babies birth, and nurturing. It contains many photos, not only pretty ones but precious ones which shows the biology and habits of Japanese Squirrels.
It includes some information about Japanese Squirrels and guidance for Karuizawa at the end. It is careful delineation and it is also filled with tenderness and affection for Mellow and other Japanese Squirrels. All photos are taken by Kazusa Nakamaru herself.
■“The Forest in Mind”(『Kokoro no Naka no Mori』)： March 12, 2015 Published by Bokkasha/Sold by Seiunsha JYE1600＋tax
This won New Writer Award under the 90th Cosmos Prize for Literature (full-length novels class)
【Outline】The heroine, Yuhko, works for the international nongovernment conservation group. She has matured as a person and find the existence of the forest in mind through the meeting an old love, her closest friend’s adultery, and her new love with an archaeologist. This is a novel whose main theme is the story of the growth of her, called Bildungsroman.
As an archaeologist said in the last chapter “Our history is deforestation one and it tells us the transformation of the psyche…..”, humans has been ravaging the forests since the immemorialv on the pretext of “evoluton.” We humans has forgotten that we are a part of nature, love and thanks for all living things to have become controlled nature kust as we like. What is the forest in mind? What is necessary for us now? And what have we lost by repeating deforestation? This book asks us these questions.
■”Someday, Somewhere”(『Itsuka Dokoka de』)： April 25, 2012 Published by Nihongungakukan JYE1500＋tax
The short short story “The Stardust in The Mist”(『Kiri no Naka no Hoshikuzu』) written by Kazusa Nakamaru is contained.
【Outline】I threw a key stone into Seine with my boyfriend but it began to bring me suffering after breakup. At one Christmas Eve, an old gentleman called to me “Mademoiselle……..” and he gave me a ……………. This is a fantastic tale written by Kazusa Nakamaru. This is her world.
■“A Dog whose life shines”(『Inochi Kagayakeru Inu』)： October 28, 2011 Published by Bokkasha/Sold by Seiunsha JYE1600＋tax
This book is remake version of “The Etude with Sheeta”(『Sheeta tono Echudo』) which was published in 2001. The time has come and after that……. This is the story of “Life” that transcends the relationship between humans and dogs. The beautiful and gentle expression of Kazusa Nakamaru goes straight to our hearts.
■“The Etude with Sheeta”(『Sheeta tono Echudo』)： October 10, 2001 Published by Todosha/Sold by Maruzen Not available due to out-of-print book
【Outline】It was the cherry blossom season when “my” beloved dog “Sheeta”(a female German Shepherd dog) developed Hip Osteoarthritis on aging. “I” gave my mind to her rehabilitation at the advice of our vets although I was confused by unexpected her aging phenomenon. Just when her hip was getting better, she had massive bleeding within her abdomen. However, she was saved from death thanks to the vet’s proper decision and operation in addition to her tremendous vitality. But our joy was short-lived. Shortly afterward, it turned out that Sheeta had come down with lung cancer. We were told Sheeta had only 6 months to live. It marked the beginning of desperate fighting against her lung cancer…………
This book teaches us the preciousness of “life” of every living thing on the earth while raises social problems about today’s pet boom. It is the first book of Kazusa Nakamaru and well worth reading.