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Fans of The Midnight Library and Before the Coffee Gets Cold will enjoy this lovely Japanese story on the transformative power of a good book recommendation.
Just what are you trying to find?
This is Sayuri Komachi, the most mysterious librarian in all of Tokyo, with her signature question. Komachi, like other librarians, has read every book on her shelf. What sets her apart is her ability to see into the hearts and minds of library patrons. Komachi has the uncanny ability to read her customers’ minds and offer the perfect book to help them find what they’re seeking for in life.
The sales clerk who is bored with her job and the working mother who would do anything to be a magazine editor are just two examples of the kind of people that frequent her library. They will never be the same after their conversation with Sayuri Komachi and the unexpected books she gives them.
If you’ve ever been at a creative stalemate and needed some inspiration, What You Are Looking For Is in the Library is the book for you. It’s a paean to the beauty of libraries, friendship, and community, and it’s full of endearing charm and wisdom.
About The Author Michiko Aoyama
Michiko Aoyama was born on the island of Honshu in the Aichi Prefecture in 1970. She worked as a reporter for a Sydney-based Japanese daily after graduating from college and later became a magazine editor in Tokyo. The Library Has Everything You Need to Find Success was a Japanese bestseller and a finalist for the Japan Booksellers’ Award. More than twenty language versions are now in the works. Aoyama is a Japanese resident of Yokohama.
What You Are Looking For Is in the Library Book Summary
This is the question posed by Tokyo’s most mysterious librarian to her library’s patrons. That’s because Sayuri Komachi isn’t your typical librarian. She recommends the perfect book, knowing it will assist the person in question find the answers they’ve been seeking.
We meet five travellers, each at a turning point in their lives: a bored sales associate looking to expand their horizons, a mother worried about losing her job after having a child, an earnest accountant who wants to open an antique shop, a talented young manga artist looking for inspiration, and a recently retired salaryman looking for a new direction in life.
They will soon find out what they need to know after reading Komachi’s one-of-a-kind book recommendation.
Anyone who knows me or has been following my work for any length of time knows that I have a soft spot in my heart for Japanese translated fiction, particularly works that are deeply emotional. Even though I was given an arc to review, I will definitely be purchasing a copy once it is complete.
In What You Are Looking For Is In The Library, five very diverse library users, each with their own worry or problem, tell their stories. Each character finds their own unique path to success with the help of the slightly supernatural librarian’s out-of-the-ordinary book selections.
This is a novel on the transformative power of literature and the importance of having a good friend. Above all, though, it demonstrates that it’s never too late to make a positive change.
In the same vein as Before the Coffee Gets Cold and The Travelling Cat Chronicles, this book is beautifully written and full of metaphor, sentiment, and whimsy.
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