The Buddha in the Attic

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Click for availability and more information The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka
 
For those who were fortunate enough to attend Julie Otsuka's talk at the Greenwich Library about When the Emperor Was Divine, her first book and the Greenwich Reads selection for 2013, reading The Buddha in the Attic will be especially interesting. At that gathering, the author stated that her second book, The Buddha in the Attic, is really a "prequel" to her first book. And, it certainly is. While her first book is centered on the internment of Japanese Americans in camps during World War II, this book is centered on the immigration experience of the Japanese, specifically women, who came to America in the early years of the Twentieth Century. Their story is often bleak and filled with times of great despair as they tried to cope with living in a society totally opposite from that of their homeland. Otsuka has a terrifically effective writing style that makes The Buddha in the Attic a very moving reading experience. Both of these books are highly recommended as individual and companion reading experiences.
-Roy

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