Book reading - "The buddha in the Attic
Interesting Book Reading and Talking -
Between the first and second world wars a group of young, non-English-speaking Japanese women travelled by boat to America. They were picture brides, clutching photos of husbands-to-be whom they had yet to meet. Julie Otsuka tells their extraordinary, heart-breaking story in this spellbinding and poetic account of strangers lost and alone in a new and deeply foreign land.
The Buddha in the Attic won the Pen Faulkner Award in Protected content was shortlisted for both the National Book Award as well as The Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Protected content .
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