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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

“But until then we would stay in America just a little bit longer and work for them, for without us, what would they do?  Who would pick the strawberries from their fields?   958 more words

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When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

For such a thin novel there’s much in Julie Otsuka’s debut, When the Emperor was Divine, worth exploring and analyzing.  Probably too much if you tend to overthink narrative offerings–to the point where a red bucket becomes a metaphor for a character’s desperation.   1,000 more words

Book Review

Book Review: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

The Buddha in the Attic took on the shared memories of Japanese immigrants to the US in the early 1900s, specifically those of picture brides.  It is touching and distressing by turns, and throughout the novel, stories that do not get told in the history taught in US schools gets brought to the forefront.  143 more words

Buddha på loftet av Julie Otsuka

Asayo. Yasuko. Maysayo. Hanako. Matsuko. Shiki. Mitsuyo. Nobuye. Torah. Schiko…alle disse kvinnene forteller historien sin i Julie Otsukas «Buddha på loftet.» De unge og gamle kvinnene snakker i vi-form som et mektig kor. 197 more words

Boktips

A List of the Books I Read in 2014

Around the end of January, I visited my local public library for the first time in years. I had been meaning to go for a while since I wanted to take up reading (for fun) again. 470 more words

Two Novels by Julie Otsuka

When the Emperor was Divine

Summary: On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family’s possessions. 838 more words

Book Reviews

When the Emperor was Divine

Sparse… this word best describes When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.  The tale of one Japanese- American family’s evacuation and relocation during World War II from California to the Utah desert.  161 more words

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