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100 days 100 short stories:: story one

story: Diem Perdidi 

author: Julie Otsuka

year: 2012

where: kitchen table, Reem Island

note: a reread

a line: “She remembers once loving someone more than anyone else.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Before the war, they had names. Identities. They had neighbors, friends, teachers, classmates.  But as soon as Japan rained bombs down on Pearl Harbor, everything about these people was stripped away. 485 more words

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Finish #26 - When the Emperor Was Divine

Here’s a great photo from this week! The sun was shining, the windows had just been washed (Oh, joy! To finally be able to look through clean glass not covered with the grime of winter!), a nice breeze was flowing into the house, and two kitties were enjoying the view. 353 more words

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

“This is America, we would say to ourselves, there is no need to worry. And we would be wrong.”

The Buddha in the Attic is a small book, but man does it pack a punch. 478 more words

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