ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Rintaro Natsuki is a bit of a loner, an awkward teenager who has been raised by his grandfather – owner of Natsuki Books. When his grandfather passes away, it looks like the bookshop will have to close down, then one day a cat arrives in the shop and enlists Rintaro's help in the quest to save books. A charming, light read with touches of humour, magic realism and a delightful dose of whimsy. Boil up a cuppa and prepare to be charmed. Greg Waldron
Sosuke Natsukawa is a Japanese physician and novelist, born in Osaka Prefecture in 1978. He graduated from the Shinshu University Medical School and practices medicine at a hospital in the largely rural prefecture of Nagano. His multivolume debut novel, Kamisama no Karute, published in 2009, won several prizes and sold over three million copies in Japan. The Cat Who Saved Books is set to be translated into over twenty languages around the world.