Search Results: "Takashi Hiraide"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GUEST CAT by Takashi Hiraide
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A multifaceted tale that explores love and the fragility of life; the author creates an introspective, poetic story that's deeply moving. Cat lovers may be especially moved."
A winner of Japan's Kiyama Shohei Literary Award captures life's ephemeral nature in a tender narrative about a Tokyo couple's attachment to a neighbor's cat. Read full book review >

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A SPRING LIKE ANY OTHER by Takashi Tsujii
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"A distinctive debut."
A sensitive portrait of the man who has everything and nothing, from the pseudonymous prize-winning Japanese author Tsujii—a tale enriched by the insights gained from the writer's other career as founder and CEO of a giant conglomerate, which includes the Inter-Continental Hotel chain. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN BRIDGE by Takashi Matsuoka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Pleasant Asian take on the always reliable Aga saga."
Characters from Matsuoka's bellicose Cloud of Sparrows (2002) return for the calmer tale of an aristocratic family's extra-sensorily perceptive inheritance. Read full book review >

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THE CONCEALED RECALL by Takashi Shima
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2017

"An exceedingly thoughtful but often heart-pounding crime story."
An automaker tries to cover up a bestselling car's defect in this thriller that combines corporate intrigue and organized crime. Read full book review >

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CLOUD OF SPARROWS by Takashi Matsuoka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"In this case, enough said."
Some rootin'-tootin' shoot-'em-up and slice-'em-up for those who thought the US-Japanese trade deficit was bad. Read full book review >