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  • Saint young men. Book 5, Holy hijinks

    Saint young men. Book 5, Holy hijinks2021

    by Hikaru Nakamura

    Series: Saint Young Men

    (55)

    Summary: Buddha the Enlightened One and Jesus, Son of God, continue their extended vacation in the mortal realm. With a little help from their neighbors and the incessant meddling of their heavenly pals, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL NAK

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Silence

    Silence1980

    by Shūsaku Endō

    (30,060)

    Summary: Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Portuguese missionary in Japan ministers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ENDO

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Saint young men. Book 4, Blasts from the pasts

    Saint young men. Book 4, Blasts from the pasts2020

    by Hikaru Nakamura

    Series: Saint Young Men

    (88)

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL NAK

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

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  • The tale of Genji

    The tale of Genji2003

    by 978?- Murasaki Shikibu

    (12,103)

    Summary: Written in the 11th century, Lady Murasaki's account of court life in the city of Heian, Japan, relates the story of Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MURASAKI SHIKIBU

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Diamond solitaire [CD book]

    Diamond solitaire2007

    by Peter Lovesey (read by Simon Prebble )

    Series: Peter Diamond Series

    (2,196)

    Summary: One time police detective Peter Diamond loses his job as a security guard when he fails to spot a small Japanese child hiding in the furniture department of Harrods. But Diamond is unable to forget...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK F LOVESEY

    Location: Adult CD Books Fiction

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  • The pearl diver [CD book]

    The pearl diver2004

    by Jeff Talarigo

    (1,650)

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK F TALARIGO

    Location: Adult CD Books Fiction

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  • The gods of heavenly punishment

    The gods of heavenly punishment2013

    by Jennifer Cody Epstein

    (969)

    Summary: Fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi faces the destruction of everything she knows and a new life living among the enemy after American bombers attack her city with napalm, leaving the city in ruins.

    BOOK

    Call #: F EPSTEIN

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • The thief

    The thief2012

    by Fuminori Nakamura

    (6,446)

    Summary: The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn't even remember the snatch....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F NAKAMURA

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Memoirs of a geisha [downloadable audiobook]

    Memoirs of a geisha2007

    by Arthur Golden

    (1,883,540)

    Summary: An alluring tour de force: a brilliant debut novel told with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism as the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the...  more »

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  • The language inside [downloadable ebook]

    The language inside2013

    by Holly Thompson

    (1,337)

    Summary: Raised in Japan, American-born tenth-grader Emma is disconcerted by a move to Massachusetts for her mother's breast cancer treatment, because half of Emma's heart remains with her friends recovering from the tsunami.

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  • The boy in the garden [downloadable ebook]

    The boy in the garden2010

    by Allen Say

    Summary: After Jiro encounters a life-like garden statue of a tall bird, he falls asleep and dreams of the story his mother once told him about a grateful crane. Includes the story "The Grateful Crane."

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  • The ink-keeper's apprentice [downloadable ebook]

    The ink-keeper's apprentice2006

    by Allen Say

    (117)

    Summary: A fourteen-year-old boy lives on his own in Tokyo and becomes apprenticed to a famous Japanese cartoonist.

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  • The devotion of suspect X

    The devotion of suspect X2011

    by Keigo Higashino

    Series: Detective Galileo Series

    (47,742)

    Summary: Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HIGASHINO

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet / a novel2010

    by David Mitchell

    (62,476)

    Summary: 1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city's...  more »

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  • The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet : a novel

    The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet : a novel2010

    by David Mitchell

    (62,476)

    Summary: 1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MITCHELL

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Manga yokai stories : ghostly tales from Japan

    Manga yokai stories : ghostly tales from Japan2020

    by Lafcadio Hearn

    (133)

    Summary: A young mother who dies in childbirth terrifies her family when she returns as a ghost. A valiant samurai is forced to do battle with nuke-kubi headless yokai. A student is bewitched by the image of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL HEA

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Inuyashiki. Book 6, Shishigami vs. Japan

    Inuyashiki. Book 6, Shishigami vs. Japan2017

    by Hiroya Oku

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (484)

    Summary: When a special person in Hiro Shishigami's life causes him to turn over a new leaf, he decides to use his powers for good. But before long, Hiro's sins catch up with him and he finally loses the last...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The red paper : a story of resistance in WWII Japan

    The red paper : a story of resistance in WWII Japan2018

    by Michiko Yoshikawa Johnson

    (7)

    Summary: "It is a cold January night in 1945 in the midst of raging war. When Giichi admits he has decided to refuse the military draft notice, Kinuko is devastated. She is fully aware that this decision will...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F JOHNSON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Under the midnight sun

    Under the midnight sun2016

    by Keigo Higashino

    (12,583)

    Summary: In an abandoned building in 1973 in Osaka, the body of a murdered man is found. Working quietly and methodically, Detective Sagasaki discovers two people who appear to have clear links to the crime...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HIGASHINO

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kuma Miko : girl meets bear. Book 2

    Kuma Miko : girl meets bear. Book 22016

    by Masume Yoshimoto , illustrator

    Series: Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear

    (38)

    Summary: Machi is 14 years old and has spent her whole life in the Touhoku Mountains as a miko. Raised alongside a talking bear, Natsu, she knows nothing of modern life. But, she's enthralled with its...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL KUM

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kuma Miko : girl meets bear. Book 4

    Kuma Miko : girl meets bear. Book 42017

    by Masume Yoshimoto , illustrator

    (18)

    Summary: On a day just like any other, a corpse washes up in the river that separates Kumade from Tamura Village. The victim was a resident of Tamura, so the detectives, considering the long history of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL KUM

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kuma Miko : girl meets bear. Book 3

    Kuma Miko : girl meets bear. Book 32017

    by Masume Yoshimoto , illustrator

    Series: Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear

    (25)

    Summary: While he works at the village hall, Yoshi has a premonition of his fate: To promote tourism to Kumade village! But Kumade only produces bland vegetables, so what is he to do? Machi, and even Hibiki, get drawn into his big project. -- Amazon.com

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL KUM

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

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  • Inuyashiki. Book 7, Desperate times

    Inuyashiki. Book 7, Desperate times2017

    by Hiroya Oku , illustrator

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (453)

    Summary: Until now, Inuyashiki and Shishigami have walked separate paths with their superhuman abilities. But unhinged, isolated, and seemingly with nothing more to lose, Shishigami has turned his deadly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Inuyashiki. Book 8, Clash of titans

    Inuyashiki. Book 8, Clash of titans2017

    by Hiroya Oku , illustrator

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (442)

    Summary: Inuyashiki finally meets Shishigami! But with the life of his daughter, Mari, hanging by a thread, there|s no time for him to engage his android counterpart. Inuyashiki must put a stop to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kill la kill. Book 2

    Kill la kill. Book 22016

    by Ryo Akizuki

    Series: Kill La Kill

    (277)

    Summary: "Now armed with her own powerful Kamui uniform, transfer student Ryuko Matoi takes aim at the fascist overlords of Honnouji Academy! But are even these newfound powers a match for the Student Council...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL KIL

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Inuyashiki. Book 10, Last hero

    Inuyashiki. Book 10, Last hero2017

    by Hiroya Oku , illustrator

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (428)

    Summary: An immense asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, and worldwide efforts to push it from its path have failed. With imminent doom on the horizon, it seems like Earth's only hope is Ichiro Inuyashiki....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Inuyashiki. Book 1, Beyond prime
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    Inuyashiki. Book 1, Beyond prime2015

    by Hiroya Oku , artist

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (1,869)

    Summary: Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Honjin murders

    The Honjin murders2019

    by Seishi Yokomizo

    (6,863)

    Summary: In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a daughter of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F YOKOMIZO

    Location: Adult Fiction

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  • Kill la kill. Book 1

    Kill la kill. Book 12015

    by Ryo Akizuki

    Series: Kill La Kill

    (585)

    Summary: Honouji Academy is ruled by students clad in special outfits called Goku Uniforms, and only one student, transfer Ryuko Matoi, dares to stand against them.

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL KIL

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Kill la kill. Book 3

    Kill la kill. Book 32016

    by Ryo Akizuki

    Series: Kill La Kill

    (224)

    Summary: Ryuko is attacked by an angry sniper, and also faces off against the Elite Four.

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL KIL

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Seraph of the end. Vampire reign. Book 1

    Seraph of the end. Vampire reign. Book 12014

    by Takaya Kagami

    Series: Seraph Of The End

    (7,847)

    Summary: "After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing--to get revenge by killing each and every vampire....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL SER

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Newcomer

    Newcomer2018

    by Keigo Higashino

    Series: Kyoichiro Kaga Mysteries - #2

    (6,906)

    Summary: Newly transferred to a precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo, Detective Kyochiro Kaga, while investigating the puzzling murder of a woman, soon discovers that nearly all the people living and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HIGASHINO

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kaiju no. 8. Book 2

    Kaiju no. 8. Book 22022

    by Naoya Matsumoto , artist

    (2,181)

    Summary: The final test of the Defense Force has come to an end, but the examinees' challenges aren't over yet. A mysterious humanoid kaiju revives a neutralized honju and sics it on Kikoru Shinomiya. Just...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL MAT

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • World trigger. Book 1

    World trigger. Book 12014

    by Daisuke Ashihara

    Series: World Trigger

    (1,091)

    Summary: Destroy thy Neighbor! A gate to another dimension has burst open, and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Osamu Mikumo may not be the best among the elite warriors who co-opt...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL WOR

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • World trigger. Book 2

    World trigger. Book 22014

    by Daisuke Ashihara

    Series: World Trigger

    (602)

    Summary: Ever since meeting Yuma, Osamu has protected the feisty Neighbor's secret through a combination of covering up and taking credit for Yuma's actions. Turns out, though, Yuma isn't the only person...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL WOR

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • World trigger. Book 3

    World trigger. Book 32014

    by Daisuke Ashihara

    Series: World Trigger

    (489)

    Summary: Warrior Osamu Mikumo and his Neighbor friend Yuma help defend the earth from invincible monsters that come from another dimension.

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    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL WOR

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • World trigger. Book 4

    World trigger. Book 42015

    by Daisuke Ashihara

    Series: World Trigger

    (430)

    Summary: "Earth is under constant threat from Neighbors, invincible monsters from another dimension that destroy our way of life. At least we have the elite warriors of Border, who co-opt alien technology to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL WOR

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Inuyashiki. Book 5, Sinner to savior

    Inuyashiki. Book 5, Sinner to savior2016

    by Hiroya Oku

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (554)

    Summary: Shishigami's identity as a vicious murderer is known to the nation, prompting him to take refuge. As public outcry calls for him to be brought to justice, a tragic event pushes Shishigami over the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Inuyashiki. Book 4, Friend of an enemy

    Inuyashiki. Book 4, Friend of an enemy2016

    by Hiroya Oku

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (620)

    Summary: Inuyashiki has put a stop to Samejima and his gang, but there are worse evils that he must face. Tokyo is still plagued by a string of cold-blooded murders that are being committed by Inuyashiki's...  more »

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    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Inuyashiki. Book 3, A light in the dark

    Inuyashiki. Book 3, A light in the dark2016

    by Hiroya Oku

    Series: Inuyashiki

    (716)

    Summary: With his newfound powers, Inuyashiki has taken a new lease on life and has decided to help as many people as he can. But as day turns to night, the seedy underbelly of society comes out, and a...  more »

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    Call #: 741.59 OKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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