March Pick of the Month: “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

WITF is partnering with Midtown Scholar Bookstore on a Pick of the Month. Read along with us and discover books we think you’ll like. March‚Äôs pick is Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.


Klara and the Sun¬†is a magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro‚Äďauthor of¬†Never Let Me Go¬†and the Booker Prize-winning¬†The Remains of the Day.

Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.

Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

In its award citation in 2017, the Nobel committee described Ishiguro‚Äôs books as ‚Äúnovels of great emotional force‚ÄĚ and said he has ‚Äúuncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.‚ÄĚ

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