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.
Polio: America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade
On the 60th anniversary of the announcement of a successful Polio vaccine, the U-M Center for the History of Medicine presents the 14th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities featuring David Oshinsky, Ph.D. After a brief introduction by University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Dr. Oshinsky will reflect on the 60th anniversary of the polio vaccine, approved for widespread public use in April 1955. Professor Oshinsky’s Pulitzer Prize winner Polio: An American Story influenced Bill Gates to make polio eradication the top priority of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A reception will follow the program, which begins at 3 pm on Sunday, April 12 at the Downtown Library.
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