The JFT Library Book Club Online – Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

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November 5th, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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Join us for our last book club for this year!

We will discuss “Breasts and Eggs (夏物語)” written by Mieko Kawakami,
one of the featured guest authors for Toronto International Festival of Authors 2020.








Thursday, November 5, 2020 [3:00 pm – 4:00 pm]

The JFT Library Book Club will be conducted through Zoom. Please call at 416-966-2935 or email the library at to reserve your seat.

Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent to you with a website link and log-in password to enter the online Zoom meeting.
Please be aware that space may be limited.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.

Thank you for participating!

Mieko Kawamaki’s first novel to be published in English, “Breasts and Eggs” paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own.

It tells the story of three women: the thirty-year-old Natsu, her older sister, Makiko, and Makiko’s daughter, Midoriko. Makiko has traveled to Tokyo in search of an affordable breast enhancement procedure. She is accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently grown silent, finding herself unable to voice the vague yet overwhelming pressures associated with growing up. Her silence proves a catalyst for each woman to confront her fears and frustrations.

On another hot summer’s day ten years later, Natsu, on a journey back to her native city, struggles with her own indeterminate identity as she confronts anxieties about growing old alone and childless. (book description from

JFT Library’s copy of the book is available for circulation. Please contact the library to place a hold for pickup.
Renewal not permitted until November 5, 2020.

Toronto International Festival of Authors
October 22 – November 1, 2020


This year award-winning author Mieko Kawakami is participating from Japan. She will be appearing with her first English novel, Breasts and Eggs, in an interview on October 24 at 7pm. There will be also a reading of a short piece she wrote responding to the theme of Skin Hunger, on October 29 at 12pm.

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Previous Book Clubs

JFT Book Club Online: Travel Japan – August 20, 2020

JFT Book Club Online – June 11, 2020

Memoirs of a Polar Bear – February 20, 2020

The Little House – December 12, 2019

Mystery Book Club – October 10, 2019

Movies and Books – August 8, 2019

Books and Tea – June 6, 2019


November 5th, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
November 5th, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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