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Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. The most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.

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1Q84

Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel


Format: Hardcover, 944 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $30.50

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears... Read more >
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1Q84

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 944 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $13.99

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1Q84

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 1184 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $16.95

“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers. . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that... Read more >
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After Dark

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $15.00

A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.

Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

After Dark

Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Jay Rubin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $11.99

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After the Quake
Stories
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $14.00

The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human... Read more >
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After the Quake
Stories
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.00

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

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May 5, 2015
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Philip Gabriel


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2015
Price: $15.00

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
A novel
Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Philip Gabriel


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.

Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a... Read more >

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
A novel
Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Philip Gabriel


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
A novel
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.00

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Dance Dance Dance

Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Alfred Birnbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $15.95

In this propulsive novel, one of the most brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table. As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence... Read more >
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Dance Dance Dance

Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Alfred Birnbaum


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Elephant Vanishes
Stories
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $15.95

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation he has brought to his internationally acclaimed novels Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin... Read more >
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The Elephant Vanishes
Stories
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $15.95

In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan's most popular, and controversial, fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the Edge of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall... Read more >
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Kafka on the Shore

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $15.95

With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for... Read more >
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Kafka on the Shore

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 18, 2005
Price: $11.99

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Norwegian Wood

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $15.00

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces... Read more >
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Norwegian Wood

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Norwegian Wood (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $15.00

A special movie-tie in edition for the long-awaited film release based on this beloved novel by Haruki Murakami: the story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, a journey to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo... Read more >

South of the Border, West of the Sun
A Novel
Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Philip Gabriel


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2010
Price: $11.99

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