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Ueno Station | Yu Miri
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A sad sad sad little book. Mainly pink with cherry blossoms and Redouté‘s roses, but turning yellow, the colour of autumn gingko leaves, in the last few pages. Beautifully written and one to re-read. I admit to having Japan tourist websites on hand, to trace the places/events/history described. A formerly homeless man looks back on his long life, and losses, listens in on other lives, and remembers from Ueno Park, Tokyo.

Suicide themes.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Can‘t wait to get my copy! 🥰 9mo
Soubhiville It sounds really interesting. How did you come across it? 9mo
batsy Lovely review 🌹 9mo
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RachelO @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I so hope you love it! I‘ll be watching out to see how you find it 🌸 9mo
RachelO @Soubhiville It‘s quite unique, I think. I‘ve got a subscription for the year to Tilted Axis Press www.tiltedaxispress.com - they‘re a small books-in-translation publisher here in the UK, run by Deborah Smith who translated the Vegetarian from Korean. I‘ll be getting all 5 of the novels/novellas they publish this year - this is the first one, and so far it‘s paying off! 9mo
RachelO @batsy Thank you 😊 9mo
RachelO And in the interests of keeping the challenges going, I‘ll add this to #Booked2019 #NewIn2019 and #ReadingWomenChallenge #FeaturesAReligionOtherThanYourOwn, in this case Pure Land Buddhism. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @thereadingwomen 9mo
Soubhiville Oh neat! Sounds like a unique box, and with a lot of potential for finding hidden gems! 9mo
RachelO @Soubhiville I‘ve always been a bit iffy about book subscriptions (I‘d rather spend the money on what I actually want!). This isn‘t actually a box, though - just the books - and I kind of trust them to feed me really interesting stuff that I won‘t find in a bookshop, even if it turns out to be not my thing. I‘m hoping for more hidden gems 💎🤞 9mo
Tanisha_A Awesome review! ❇️ 9mo
Abailliekaras Just started this one! 4mo
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