This book I've had for so many years already that I don't even remember when and where I bought it. I've read it a long time ago and I remember not having been too disappointed with it. The book holds three stories, the first three that Banana Yoshimoto had written and published, out of which I like the first one best. Kitchen tells the story of a girl who, after the death of her grandmother, moves to a young man and his mother. It's followed by Kitchen 2, obviously a sequal, and the third story which is called Moonlight Shadow. All three stories quietly deal with death and grief and other heavy stuff, but I still think the book is a nice read.