As one cover blurb well describes the book, "irresistibly quirky". This slim novella was translated from Japanese into English and whoever did it was masterful. The words perfectly capture the tone and weight of both the main character and her surroundings. And about that main character? Well, read the other comments (or better yet, the book!). All I can add is that she seems a nice, sweet person who I think I'd enjoy knowing in real life. Convenience Store Woman is a very satisfying, strangely and thoroughly engaging contemporary story.