I read this book last weekend. My friend lent it to me. The book is written by the illustrator & columnist, Lily Franky (pure Japanese). I cried so much so that my eyes were swollen next morning. This book is about the author who was fostered by his mother, and about his mother who passed away with cancer and about his father who has lived separately from them. Most of the story is about his past life, recollecting memories of his mother with describing Showa era in the back ground. The style is easy to read and to understand. I heard this book is one of the best sellers in Japan at the moment. I get close to tears again to think his mother, who went to heaven, will be so delighted if she could read this book.
I feel this book changed me. I had never encountered such book. This book made me to be kind to other people. I hope my bother and sister would read this book.