Search Results: "Hiromi Kawakami"


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RECORD OF A NIGHT TOO BRIEF by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Kawakami marks the literary map of Japan with a warning that beyond here lie dragons—or snakes and ghosts, at any rate. Astonishing, strange, and wonderful."
A supersurreal triad of stories from Japanese novelist Kawakami (The Nakano Thrift Shop, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >

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MANAZURU by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Evocative, original exploration of grief—more of a journey than a destination, with plot almost beside the point."
In this debut novel from Japanese writer Kawakami, a Tokyo woman coping with the mysterious loss of her husband finds herself suddenly drawn to a small fishing village. Read full book review >

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THE NAKANO THRIFT SHOP by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Charming and engrossing as a shop of curiosities but thin on meaningful change or conflict."
In this quirky and episodic novel, a young woman yearns for love in a thrift store full of oddities and odd characters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"It would have been easier for Kawakami to stand and deliver an inspirational, Up from East L.A. saga; it's to his credit that he gets out of the fighter's corner to assess de la Hoya from the stands. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
This solid piece of journalism goes the full 12 rounds in detailing the personal demons that fuel Oscar de la Hoya's fists of fury. Read full book review >

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HALF WORLD by Hiromi Goto
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Hopeful and beautifully strange. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Fat, poor and intellectually slow, Melanie Tamaki's days are divided between torment at school and her alcoholic mother at home. Read full book review >