Okay book clubbers! As I have finished the novel, admittedly ahead of schedule, I was floundering about in a conundrum about what to say about it. I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you still enjoying the stroll through Japan with our dear and lovely Housekeeper as your tour guide so I have decided to post a vague question which is not, to the best of my knowledge in the back of the book.
While Ogawa elaborates upon the relationships between the characters, how does she fare describing Japan? The town the characters live in? Did you feel grounded in their every day environment?