When three delinquents hole up in an abandoned general store after their most recent robbery, to their great surprise, a letter drops through the mail slot in the store's shutter. This seemingly simple request for advice sets the trio on a journey of discovery as, over the course of a single night, they step into the role of the kindhearted former shopkeeper who devoted his waning years to offering thoughtful counsel to his correspondents. Through the lens of time, they share insight with those seeking guidance, and by morning, none of their lives will ever be the same.
By acclaimed author Keigo Higashino, The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is a work that has touched the hearts of readers around the world.
About the Author
Keigo Higashino is one of the most prolific and successful authors working in Japan today, with numerous awards to his credit, including the Mystery Writers of Japan Award and the Naoki Prize. His Detective Galileo series is published in English by Minotaur Books, and the translation of The Devotion of Suspect X was nominated for an Edgar Award.
"This international best-seller smoothly anglophoned by award-winning Bett is quite the timely charmer."—Terry Hong, Booklist
"More than a time travel mystery, the story is a rather earnest tale of human decision-making, and the author is adept at drawing an emotional response from readers. Inventive and always surprising, this book is easy to get drawn into and difficult to put down."—Kirkus Reviews
"Those used to Higashino's more high-octane plots will discover a new side to the author in this satisfying outing."—Publisher's Weekly