What You Are Looking for Is in the Library (Original)
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About the Author
Born in 1970 in Aichi Prefecture and currently living in Yokohama, Michiko Aoyama worked for two years as a reporter for a Japanese newspaper in Sydney after graduating from university. After her return to Tokyo, she started to work as a magazine editor at a publishing house before turning to full-time writing. Her work has won the first Miyazaki Book Award, the thirteenth Tenryu Literary Prize, and has been a runner-up for the 2021 Japan Booksellers' Award. Her other works include Kamakura Uzumaki lnformation Centre, Old God at the Bus Stop, Matcha Cafe on Monday, and Red, Blue, and Esquisse.
"A comforting read filled with serendipity and simple wisdom, this is a celebration of community, connection, and the transformative power of libraries."--Booklist "There's more to Aoyama's novel than kindness. There is a subtle, provocative thread about misremembering; a pageant of interesting jobs; and a suite of mature, cooperative relationship. [T]he novel is an undeniable page-turner, its mechanism energized by a simple question, posed again and again by the uncanny librarian, Mrs. Komachi."--Robin Sloane, New York Times Book Review