Convenience Store Woman (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

By Sayaka Murata (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781538584552

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/17/2019)
Hardcover (6/12/2018)
Compact Disc (6/12/2018)
MP3 CD (6/12/2018)
Compact Disc (6/12/2018)

List Price: 54.99*
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June 2018 Indie Next List

“Keiko Furukura has worked at her local convenience store for 18 years. Every day, she ensures that the shelves are tidy, the hot food bar is stocked, and the featured items are adequately displayed. She greets every customer with a cheerful ‘Irasshaimase!’ and no one notices that she’s never fit in anywhere else. Murata draws lush descriptions of the beauty of order and routine out of simple, spare prose, and every page crackles with the life she’s created. Because of the humor, the wit, the almost unbearable loveliness of it all, Convenience Store Woman, a small book about a quiet life, makes an enormous impact on the reader.”
— Lauren Peugh, Powell's Books, Portland, OR
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Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List

“Rebels tend to be outlandish, extroverted, opinionated, and brassy. Thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura, working half her life in a convenience store, defies expectations, spurns relationships, irritates her family, ignores social pressures, and inadvertently—and joyously—flips rebellion on its head.”
— Mike Hare, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
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