December 31, 2004
Banana Yoshimoto's Goodbye Tsugumi is a wonderful way to finish my 52 Books, 52 Weeks project for 2004. Yoshimoto writes with clear, crisp prose, and her characters' emotions flow through you as you read this book. The story of two cousins, Yoshimoto creates complex characters with an honesty that is refreshing. This book is definitely recommended, as is anything that Yoshimoto has written.
The 52 Books 52 Weeks project has come to an end for 2004, but look for its phoenix to rise in another form tomorrow. My great thanks to everyone who recommended books this year. If I didn't read your recommendation this year, you can be sure it has been added to my ever-growing "to read" list.