Book Selection 01: Pristine
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami
Sensei, happy new year. I wish you all the best in the coming year, I said in one breath. Sensei laughed. Tsukiko, what a lovely greeting. Well done! Sensei patted me on the head as he complimented me. With his hand still on my head, I took a long sip of sake.
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
She smiled at the clear sky. With a little effort, she could get up by herself.
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
The place I like best in the world is the kitchen. No matter
where it is, no matter what kind, if it’s a kitchen, if it’s a place
where they make food, it’s fine with me. Ideally it should be well
broken in. Lots of tea towels, dry and immaculate. White tile
catching the light (ting! ting!).
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The brain appears to possess a special area which we might
call poetic memory and which records everything that
charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful.
From the time he met Tereza, no woman had the right to
leave the slightest impression on that part of his brain.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
It was a time where the unthinkable became the thinkable
and the impossible really happened.