Title: What You Are Looking for is in the Library

Author: Michiko Aoyama

Pages: 304 Pages

Publisher: Random House

The Blurb

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.

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The Review

What You Are Looking for is in the Library by Michiko Aoyama can best be described as a bowl of hot, homemade soup on a cold winter day. It was so comforting. It is a hot water bottle. A big fluffy blanket. It is a deep conversation with your best friend. It is, quite simply, stunning.

To put it really simply, What You Are Looking for is in the Library is similar to Love Actually. Interconnecting stories of people who live in a specific area whose lives generally don’t infringe on – but they sit on the periphery –  of each others worlds. All the while, the invisible line that does connect them is Sayuri Komachi – the local librarian.

What You Are Looking for is in the Library is a celebration of the power – nay, the magic – of a librarian. It is a love story to the library and the librarians and a reminder that they have powers way beyond our ken and we should protect them at all costs.

What You Are Looking for is in the Library is likely to be in my top 10 books of the year because it is just that gorgeous.

What You Are Looking for is in the Library by Michiko Aoyama is available now.

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