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Book Club Read: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Please join us for our SFRRC book club reading of "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami. Register to the right (you must first log-in). 

Yes, this will take place via Zoom (from the comfort of your own with other SFRRC members)

Summary: An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists.  While training for the New York City Marathon, Haruki Murakami decided to keep a journal of his progress. The result is a memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid recollections and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, here is a rich and revelatory work that elevates the human need for motion to an art form.

4.4 out of 5 Stars on Amazon (819 review): https://www.amazon.com/What-Talk-About-When-Running/dp/0307389839

Reviews
“A fascinating portrait of Murakami’s working mind and how he works his magic on the page.” —The Plain Dealer

"Beautifully written and full of great running aphorisms...Anyone who knows perseverance can appreciate this work." —Helen Montoya, San Antonio Express-News

"Engaging, insightful...What I Talk About When I Talk About Running extends [Murakami's] winning streak." —Jenny Shank, Sunday Camera

"A brilliant meditation on how his running and writing nurture and sustain each other. . . . With spare, engaging prose . . . Murakami shares his runner's high." —Sports Illustrated

"Highly recommended...Practical philosophy from a man whose insight into his own character, and how running both suits and shapes that character, is revelatory and can provide tools for readers to examine and improve their own lives."—Library Journal
 
"Murakami's descriptive eye is as acute as ever. . . . Fascinating. . . . A glimpse into the creative process of one of the world's great writers." —The Hartford Courant"

About the Author
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honors is the Franz Kafka Prize. www.harukimurakami.com

When:
Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Where:
Comfort of your own home, via Zoom

Contact(s):
Aude Hofleitner
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