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09/08/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

09/08/2021

Published in 2017, Pachinko, the second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee, is an epic historical novel following a Korean family who eventually immigrates to Japan.

13/09/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: A Man by Keiichiro Hirano

13/09/2021

Keiichiro Hirano’s A Man has all the trappings of a gripping detective story: a bereaved wife, a dead man whose name belongs to someone else, mysterious coded letters, a lawyer intent on uncovering the truth.

11/10/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Essays in Idleness and Hojoki by Kenko and Chomei

11/10/2021

Written by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, these two works on life's fleeting pleasures each show a different world-view.

08/11/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

08/11/2021

Five killers find themselves on a bullet train from Tokyo competing for a suitcase full of money. Who will make it to the last station? An original and propulsive thriller from a Japanese bestseller.

13/12/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

13/12/2021

Told through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years.