1Q84 book coverJo of Research Services recommends 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami:

It’s 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. Or is it? That’s what several of the characters in Haruki Murakami’s brilliant novel, 1Q84, try to determine as the world they think they live in begins to unravel. How did they get into this parallel universe and can they ever get out? Two childhood schoolmates – Aomame, a young girl being raised in a religious cult, and Tenga, a boy prodigy in math who becomes a writer – go their separate ways as children but are drawn back together as adults through a series of strange events. Follow along as Marukami, the master of magical-realism, weaves their stories together. You’ll never look at the moon the same way again!