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KENT—The House of Books book club will discuss “The Rainbow” by Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata during its next session Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.

Available in English for the first time, the novel tells the story of three half-sisters in post-war Japan. With the Second World War only a few years in the past, and Japan still reeling from its effects, two sisters—born to the same father but different mothers—struggle to make sense of the new world in which they are coming of age. 

Asako, the younger, becomes obsessed with locating a third sibling even as she experiences love for the first time. Momoko, their father’s first child—haunted by the loss of her kamikaze boyfriend and their final, disturbing days together—seeks comfort in a series of unhealthy romances. Both sisters find themselves unable to outrun the legacies of their late mothers. 

For more information, call the book store, located at 10 Main St., at 860-927-4104.

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