"Kitchen" had been on my to-read list for quite some time, but I am happy to announce I finished it this morning. I had heard a lot of great things about Banana Yoshimoto and I have to say she does live up to it all.
The book actually contains two novellas: "Kitchen" and "Moonlight Shadow". Both about people who lose their loved ones and have to live on after that. Yet they're not heavy or depressing stories. It did make me think, she touches on some really interesting subjects and questions.
I thought about posting a few of the sentences I liked best, but I realised they probably won't make any sense out of context. What I can say is that she truly has her own poetic way with words. If you haven't read anything she wrote I do encourage you to do so. I know I will be reading the next one really soon.