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 Kwaidan Book Club

This Committee is responsible for putting on Kwaidan Book Club, our book club. Kwaidan Book Club is our "Read Japan" aspect where members have an opportunity to read and discuss a Japanese related book whether it be a novel, short stories, or manga. Kwaidan Book Club typically meets once every two months.  Meeting dates and locations are listed on JSNO's Events Calendar. 

Currently being conducted online through JSNO Discord (link: https://discord.gg/tBtmSWe), while still supporting Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop by supplying book links that help support the business.

If you are interested in joining this committee or need any more in depth information, please contact Gissel Ferriol at ferriolgissel@gmail.com or co-committee chair Jennifer Torres at jgaudet09@yahoo.com. 

Books we've covered so far:

Kwaidan - Lafcadio Hearn

The Samurai's Garden - Gail Tsukiyama

The Love We Share Without Knowing - Christopher Barzak

Madame Butterfly - John Luther Long

Silk - Alessandro Baricco

The Wind Up Bird Chronicles - Haruki Murakami

Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones (movie showing)

Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata

An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (movie showing)

Shinju - Laura Joh Rowland

The Butterfly Crest - Eva Vanrell (author appearance)

Silence - Shūsaku Endō (movie showing)

The Book of Tea - Okakura Kakuzō

Fruits Basket (manga) vol. 1 & 2 - Natsuki Takaya

The Twelve Kingdoms (light novel) - Fuyumi Ono

Out - Natsuo Kirino

In Ghostly Japan - Lafcadio Hearn

Across the Nightingale Floor - Gillian Rubinstein

In This Corner of the World (manga) - Fumiyo Kōno (moving showing)

The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino

Kokoro - Natsume Soseki

Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami

Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu

Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata

Fallen Angel: An Only in Tokyo Mystery - Jonelle Patrick

Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World - Matt Alt (author appearance)

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (light novel) - Yoru Sumino

Speak, Okinawa - Elizabeth Miki Brina

Pachinko - Min Jin Lee


Telephone: (504) 408-0963
E-mail: japansocietynola@gmail.com

PO Box 56785
New Orleans, LA 70156-6785

"Japan Society of New Orleans" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 

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