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Publisher Description

BOOKER PRIZE NOMINEE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is “an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness” (The Associated Press).

A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick

“What stays with you in ‘Klara and the Sun’ is the haunting narrative voice—a genuinely innocent, egoless perspective on the strange behavior of humans obsessed and wounded by power, status and fear.” —Booker Prize committee

Here is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Fiction & Literature
March 2
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

HQ-2 ,

Poignant, sharp, timely - a near-classic

I was taken by this story, which was thought provoking and heart wrenching, and most of all the rigorously imaginative prose.

klara’s observations of human behavior, so naive yet so far seeing into the circumstances and motivation of the people she encounters, sparked profound reflection into my own worldview. The writing was sometimes astonishing, carving the subtlety of a multitude of human emotions into their simplest forms.

The mechanics of the plot itself were less important to me than then the perspective the story exposed, but I would understand a more equivocal or negative response to this book if the plot concerned you most.

After reading, I am left inspired to look outwards with more curiosity - and to ultimately understand more of the world around me, like Klara.

DanitaPerson ,

Leaving a tear

Thought provoking. Profoundly emotional. With just enough mystery to keep the story alive inside of my heart such that I may never forget Klara. Or the Sun.

Jwil'smom ,


I looked forward to reading this book each night. The author took me to another world that was a bit strange yet familiar and accessible. Klara was an exquisite character. Kind, intelligent and highly observant and I very much cared about her. Excellent storytelling!

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