Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

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A librarian on a small island off the coast of New England, Mayumi Saito, a disenchanted wife and dutiful mother, has a forbidden affair with a shy 17-year-old boy who shares her love of books, in this deeply human story about pleasure, illicit sex, good books and unexpected friendship.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2015.
ISBN: 9781609452698
1609452690
Branch Call Number: FIC TSENG, JENNIFER
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 21 cm

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Sep 14, 2015

Drowning in so many feels right now. I picked this book up expecting some kind of drama, since it is about a 41 year old woman having an illicit affair with a 17 year old boy, but I was NOT expecting to be be completely blown away by the characters and the storyline. Beautifully written prose that made me stop every few pages just to *think* and allow myself to fully appreciate the words written on the page. Suspenseful all the way to the ending which I was not even anticipating. Literally said the words, "oh my god" as soon as I finished.

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