Title: Sweet Bean Paste Author: Durian Sukegawa Page Count: 186 Publish Date: October 5, 2017 Publisher: Oneworld Publications Buy Sweet Bean Paste at Amazon. Synopsis: Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste. But everything is about to change. Into his life comes Tokue, an elderly woman with disfigured hands and a troubled past. Tokue makesRead More →

Title: What You Are Looking For Is In The Library Author: Michiko Aoyama Page Count: 223 Publish Date: September 5, 2023 Publisher: Hanover Square Press Buy What You Are Looking For Is In The Library at Amazon. Synopsis: What are you looking for? So asks Tokyo’s most enigmatic librarian. For Sayuri Komachi is able to sense exactly what each visitor to her library is searching for and provide just the book recommendation to help them find it. A restless retail assistant looks to gain new skills, a mother tries to overcome demotion at work after maternity leave, a conscientious accountant yearns to open an antique store,Read More →