Book Cover
Average Rating
Grove Press,
Pub. Date:
A lyrical tale about loss and grief and familial love. When college student Mikage Sakurai is orphaned by the death of her grandmother, she is rescued from loneliness and grief by Yuichi, a young flower shop delivery man, and discovers that families come in many shapes . . . and can be found in many places.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 6d7b3475-4c8a-9552-452a-b6ad26ccc818
Grouping Title kitchen
Grouping Author yoshimoto banana
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-09-16 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed 2019-09-21 04:30:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Yoshimoto, Banana
available_at_santafe Main Library
Southside Branch
detailed_location_santafe Main
display_description With the publication of Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature. Kitchen is an enchantingly original book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, the heroine, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, who has passed away. Grieving, Mikage is taken in by her friend Yoichi and his mother (who is really his cross-dressing father) Eriko. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale with the kitchen and the comforts of home at its heart. In a whimsical style that recalls the early Marguerite Duras, "Kitchen" and its companion story, "Moonlight Shadow," are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a very special writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul.
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 6d7b3475-4c8a-9552-452a-b6ad26ccc818
isbn 9780802115164
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b11052211 .i15278013 Southside Fiction Yoshimoto, B 1 false false *CHECK SHELF* co
ils:.b11052211 .i18644223 Main Fiction Yoshimoto, B 1 false false *CHECK SHELF* mn
hoopla:MWT12268184 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eBook eBook 1 false true Hoopla Available Online
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-09-21T10:30:53.783Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Fiction Yoshimoto, B
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780802115164
publishDate 1993
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b11052211 Book Books English Grove Press, 1993. 152 p. ; 19 cm.
hoopla:MWT12268184 eBook eBook English Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2015. 1 online resource
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11052211 .i15278013 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b11052211 .i18644223 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Japan -- Fiction
Kitchens -- Fiction
Short stories
Short stories, Japanese
Women -- Japan -- Fiction
title_display Kitchen
title_full Kitchen / Banana Yoshimoto ; translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus
Kitchen [electronic resource] Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
title_short Kitchen
topic_facet Electronic books
Short stories, Japanese