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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

I’m not sure what you would consider this—a novella? A collection of poems? Non-fiction? Whatever it is, I really enjoyed it.

The book (it’s not really a story, and I’ll explain why in a moment) details the lives of a group of young Japanese women who are on their way to San Francisco. 180 more words


The Buddha In The Attic

Last year I read “When The Emperor Was Divine” and loved it. ┬áThe book was the literary equivalent of a butterfly. ┬áThe language had the feeling of lightness and flow, even though the subjects were heavy. 279 more words


The Big Read: When the Emperor Was Divine

The City of Attleboro, Massachusetts, where I have lived for 24 years, participates in the annual Big Read, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts ( 636 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (4/5). We liked this book.

This book is another gem that came to me through my Book-A-Day Calendar in 2013. That thing really filled up my TBR list and this year, I’ve read 5 of them with an average rating of 3.8. 1,054 more words