What You Are Looking for is in the Library

Michiko Aoyama

£12.99

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Transworld Publishers Ltd
10 August 2023
ISBN: 9780857529121
Hardback
256 pages

From the publisher

THE BESTSELLING JAPANESE NOVEL
For fans of The Midnight Library and Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this soul-stirring Japanese novel shows how the perfect book recommendation can help us fulfil our dreams.

'I definitely want to visit this library. I feel kinder after this book' 5***** Reader review
'I ADORED this uplifting, hopeful novel ... A joy from start to finish' DAILY MAIL
'It made me laugh and cry. It made me feel comforted and warm inside' 5***** Reader review
'Wonderful. It made me look for connection in my life' 5***** Reader review
'A quirky slice of feel-good fiction that you could recommend to anyone' MAIL ON SUNDAY
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Sayuri Komachi is no ordinary librarian. Sensing exactly what someone is searching for in life, she provides just the book recommendation to help them find it.

In this uplifting book, we meet five of Sayuri's customers, each at a different crossroads:

- the restless retail assistant eager to pick up new skills
- the mother faced with a demotion at work after maternity leave
- the conscientious accountant who yearns to open an antique store
- the gifted young manga artist in search of motivation
- the recently retired salaryman on a quest for newfound purpose

Can she help them find what they are looking for?

What You Are Looking For is in the Library is about the magic of community libraries and the discovery of connection. Already loved by thousands of readers all over the world, this inspirational tale shows how, by listening to our hearts, seizing opportunity and reaching out, we too can fulfil our long-held dreams.

Which book will you recommend?
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAPAN BOOKSELLERS' AWARD