by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
I'm not really into chick-lit but this one had a little bit more to sink your teeth into. Midori is a Japanese girl who meets the love of her life, becomes engaged and moves to San Fransisco where they will be wed. At their engagement party her fiance runs into an former girlfriend, actually exfiance, and dumps Midori.
Midori is alone in a strange country without a green card, without a job and without a place to live. Finding those things, along with a little mystery and some unexpected surprises is what the bulk of the book deals with in a humorus, endearing way.