Book Review, Contemporary Fiction 0 comments on The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – HARUKI MURAKAMI

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – HARUKI MURAKAMI

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Book Cover The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin
Fiction
Vintage
1997
607

A young man named Toru Okada looks for his wife's missing cat. He finds himself searching the well that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo, and soon encounters mysterious characters.

Books essentially are time capsules. A writer can commune with us from any time period and from any locale. Stories transcend space and time. Sometimes without rhyme or reason. That is the case with Haruki Murakami’s excellent 1994 novel “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.”

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Small Great Things – JODI PICOULT

Small Great Things Book Cover Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
Fiction
Ballantine Books
October 11, 2016
464

The highly anticipated new novel from # 1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult, who "writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships." (The Boston Globe)

Delivery nurse Ruth, a black woman, is given the directive not to touch the newborn baby of white supremacist Turk and his wife Brit. She is shaken by this injustice, for she has lived her life as an upstanding citizen. When the infant goes into cardiac arrest Ruth, being the only available caretaker nearby, takes a split second too long to help save his life. The baby dies at Ruth’s fingertips. Containing his grief from spilling into violence, Turk puts Ruth on trial. She now faces a life behind bars.

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