Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

Kitchen (キッチン)is a novel written by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto (吉本ばなな)in 1988 and translated into English in 1993 by Megan Backus. Although one may notice a certain Western influence in Yoshimoto's style, Kitchen is still critically recognized as an example of contemporary Japanese literature; The Independent, The Times, and The New Yorker have all reviewed the novel favorably. Most editions also include a novella entitled Moonlight Shadow, which is also a tragedy dealing with loss and love. There have been two films made of the story, a Japanese TV movie in 1989 and a more widely released version produced in Hong Kong by Yim Ho in 1997.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Kitchen Hardcover 1237812 $24.88 $10.04
Kitchen Hardcover 4405659 $28.15 $30.52 1993
Kitchen Paperback 12096337 $1.46 2001
Kitchen Hardcover 12275510 $19.18
Kitchen Kindle Edition 68758 $9.99 2015
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Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks) Kindle Edition 90729 2016
Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen: A Cookbook Hardcover 12784 $32.50 2019
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Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck Hardcover 13674 $21.99 2014
Antoni in the Kitchen Hardcover 331969 $30.00 2019
Antoni in the Kitchen Kindle Edition 177839 2019
The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001 - 2019: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes Hardcover 350278 $45.00 2018
The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001 - 2019: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes Kindle Edition 226442 2018
Sababa: The Fresh, Sunny Flavors of Israeli Cuisine Hardcover 196832 $35.00 2019
Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen Kindle Edition 192609 2019
Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Kitchen Hardcover 1494872 $32.00 2019
True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen with More Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Paperback 28716 $25.99 2018
Paula Deen's Southern Baking: Favorite Recipes from Her Savannah Kitchen Hardcover 1405020 $29.95 2019
The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day Paperback 926 $20.45 $17.42 2016
The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 Hardcover 1180 $19.49 2019
Kitchen Hardcover 318252 $15.00 $1.95 1993
Kitchen Paperback 1428766 $12.95 $0.79 1994
Kitchen (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 6662478 $14.40 $28.55 2009
Kitchen Confidential Deluxe Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Paperback 23780 $12.82 $2.88 2018
Kitchen (detebe) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 3510187 $10.99 2014
Kitchen (German Edition) Mass Market Paperback 7458177 $13.20 $8.69 1994
Kitchen Paperback 678526 $45.80 $7.34 2001
Kitchen Paperback 35667 $7.98 $2.61 2006
Kitchen roman (DU MONDE ENTIER) Paperback 8208937 $596.02 $16.42 1994