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Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra

Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra Book Review
Ways of Going Home
Author: Alejandro Zambra
Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
Genre: Literary Fiction, Latin American Literature, Contemporary Fiction
Illustration on title page by Charlotte Strick
Setting: Santiago, Chile
Published January 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

A Personal Matter Kenzaburo Oe

This is NOT the book cover. Made with Phoster and Percolator Apps.

Date Started: September 16, 2013 | Date Finished: September 18, 2013

Opening lines: Bird, gazing down at the map of Africa that reposed in the showcase with the haughty elegance of a wild deer, stifled a short sigh.

WINNER of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature | Awarded the Shinchosha Literary Prize

This is a post for the Japanese Literature Challenge 7 and January in Japan. Please click on the links to read more about the Japanese Literature Challenge (hosted by Dolce Belleza) and January In Japan (hosted by Tony of Tony’s Reading List).

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What I Talk When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

What I Talk When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Book Review

This is not the book cover. Image above made with Phoster and Percolater apps.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Author: Haruki Murakami
Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Published July 29th 2008 by Knopf (first published 2007)

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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

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Kitchen
Original Title: キッチン Kicchin
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
Translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus
Published April 17th 2006 by Grove Press (first published January 1st 1988)
Setting: Japan
Literary Awards: Nihon University Department of Arts Prize (1986), Kaien magazine New Writer Prize (1987)

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