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Readalong Two: ‘The Sound of the Mountain’ by Yasunari Kawabata

After trying a modern novel for our first group read, it’s time to move on to something  a little more classic for the second one, and Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata is most certainly one of the big names in … Continue reading

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Readalong One: ‘Manazuru’ by Hiromi Kawakami

Two years ago, during the first edition of January in Japan, my group read choice was Hiromi Kawakami’s understated novel The Briefcase, a book relating a May-to-December relationship between a thirty-something woman and a former high-school teacher (the book later … Continue reading

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January in Japan 2015 – Group Reads Announcement!

January in Japan 2015 is less than a month away now, so the announcement of the group read books is well overdue.  Still, I got there in the end, and these are the two books I’m suggesting this time around … Continue reading

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Readalong Two: ‘Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami

Welcome to the home page for the second of our two January in Japan readalongs 🙂  This time we’re looking at Haruki Murakami’s breakthrough novel, Norwegian Wood, and below you’ll find links to the reviews and thoughts of all the … Continue reading

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Readalong One: ‘The Diving Pool’ by Yōko Ogawa

Welcome to the home page for the first of our two January in Japan readalongs 🙂  The first of our choices is Yoko Ogawa’s collection of three novellas, The Diving Pool, and below you’ll find links to the reviews and … Continue reading

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