Pico Iyer - A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations & Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A long-time writer for Time and among the world’s most acclaimed travel writers, Iyer has maintained dual residences in California and Nara, Japan, for nearly thirty years, and he captures this knowledge in two very different new books. His memoir, Autumn Light, is a moving and illuminating account of the year after his Japanese father-in-law’s death, an experience that drew him even closer to his adopted homeland. Then, in A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, Iyer draws on his personal experiences for an insightful and playful tour of the unique corners of this complex and fascinating country. He shows us meditation halls, a love-hotel, and the Kyoto Station, as well as introducing Japanese friends, parsing traditions, and offering a series of brief, pithy axioms about Japanese life.

 

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Non Fiction
A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780451493958
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Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780451493934
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Published: Knopf - April 16th, 2019

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