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Second Monday Book Discussion: The Great Passage

The Great Passage book coverWe'll be reading The Great Passage by Shion Miura


A charmingly warm and hopeful story of love, friendship, and the power of human connection, award-winning Japanese author Shion Miura’s novel is a reminder that a life dedicated to passion is a life well lived. Inspired as a boy by the multiple meanings for a single word in the dictionary, Kohei Araki is devoted to the notion that a dictionary is a boat to carry us across the sea of words. But after thirty-seven years at Gembu Books, it’s time for him to retire and find his replacement.

He discovers a kindred spirit in Mitsuya Majime—a young, disheveled square peg with a penchant for collecting antiquarian books and a background in linguistics. Led by his new mentor, Majime is tasked with a career-defining accomplishment: completing The Great Passage, a comprehensive tome of the Japanese language. On his journey, Majime discovers friendship, romance, and an incredible dedication to his work, inspired by the bond that connects us all: words.


Literary minded discussion. Open to new members.

Monday, December 10, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Watson Room
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