Global Reading Book Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm Halperin Building · Community Room


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This month's read, Convenience Store Woman,  is the English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there. This heartwarming and surprising novel tells the story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura.

Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction―many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual―and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less.

Copies are available at the library. New members are always welcome!

Light refreshments will be served. 

Contact: Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace

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