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Banana Yoshimoto-inspired breakfast

When I started going independent, that was also the time that Banana Yoshimoto’s short story “Kitchen” came out.  I was thrilled with the juvenile love story, but fell in love with the process of preparing food–I didn’t know it could be that cool! 94 more words


Il giardino segreto - Banana Yoshimoto

“‘Voglio vivere.’ Era questo il messaggio che, ostinatamente, trapelava da quel giardino.”

“Una cosa è certa: vedere quel giardino aveva determinato una svolta decisiva dentro di me.  288 more words


penguin little black classics 01 - 03

I opted to just review three Penguin Little Black Classics books in one post, as my reviews for this series is usually short. So here is my review for Books No. 433 more words

Tomes And Stacks

goodbye tsugumi / banana yoshimoto - a visual

“…those scenes on the beach had an aura of sadness about them that struck chords somewhere deep within me, filling my chest with pain.”

“It’s a marvelous thing, the ocean. 175 more words

Tomes And Stacks

Book review: "Moshi Moshi" by Banana Yoshimoto.

Banana Yoshimoto’s novel Moshi Moshi (translated from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda) tells the story of a young woman struggling to move on with her life while she and her mother grieve over her father’s bizarre death. 658 more words

Monday Book Review

Catching up on some reading, will resume regular reviews this week.

As regular readers may have noticed I didn’t get around to a book review last week, either. I had intentionally skipped the previous week’s review so I could try to get caught up on some other reading. 257 more words


Indian Summer

Title: Indian Summer
Japanese Title: 小春日和(インディアン・サマー)
Koharu biyori (Indian samā)
Author: Kanai Mieko (金井 美恵子)
Translators: Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley
Publication Year: 2012 (America); 1988 (Japan) 681 more words

Contemporary Literature