January 28 Event: Fourth Book Club

With winter on the horizon, we are reading Snow Country, and we will chit-chat about it at a local cat café next January!

Here are the details for our fourth book club meeting in early 2016:

  • Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Café Chat L’Heureux (172 Duluth Ave. E.)
  • Cost: free!

Our fourth book will be Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata, translated to English by Edward G. Seidensticker from the original, Yukiguni.

192 pages

41YKj2j9QPLNobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is widely considered to be the writer’s masterpiece: a powerful tale of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan.

At an isolated mountain hot spring, with snow blanketing every surface, Shimamura, a wealthy dilettante meets Komako, a lowly geisha. She gives herself to him fully and without remorse, despite knowing that their passion cannot last and that the affair can have only one outcome. In chronicling the course of this doomed romance, Kawabata has created a story for the ages — a stunning novel dense in implication and exalting in its sadness.

(Synopsis from Amazon.ca)

Interested in joining the Book Club?

Here are some handy links to buy the book!

If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact us!


* Cover image: Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons