I selected this book for my book club. I loved this book, but then again I am a huge Murakami fan. It's definitely on par with Kafka on the Shore and the Wind-up Bird Chronicle.
The opinion of my book club, which most of which had never read any Murakami, was that there was too much gratuitous sex. I, of course, disagree- sex is an integral part of both the human condition, which Murakami is always after.
Even in Darkness
In 1996, local author Barbara Stark-Nemon received a box of letters, photos, and other documents from a German priest. The box told her great-aunt’s story, from surviving the Holocaust and the unconventional life she lived in post-war Germany, and inspired Barbara to write a novel. On Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm, Barbara Stark-Nemon will share how that box, along with 15 years of research, international travel, interviews, and translations led her to writing Even in Darkness, her debut novel, and how what she learned influenced her understanding of the Holocaust.
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