Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Books may be Mayumi Saito's greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. 41 years old, a bored wife and a dutiful mother, Mayumi's job as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading but does little to remedy the boredom of her days. That is, until the day she issues a library card to a shy 17 year-old boy, and swiftly succumbs to a sexual obsession that subverts the way she sees the library, her family, the island she lives on, and ultimately herself.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781609452698
Branch Call Number: TSE
Characteristics: 281 pages


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 14, 2015

Drowning in so many feels right now. I picked this book up expecting some kind of drama, since it is about a 41 year old woman having an illicit affair with a 17 year old boy, but I was NOT expecting to be be completely blown away by the characters and the storyline. Beautifully written prose that made me stop every few pages just to *think* and allow myself to fully appreciate the words written on the page. Suspenseful all the way to the ending which I was not even anticipating. Literally said the words, "oh my god" as soon as I finished.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number



Find it at EPL

To Top