The Buddha in the Attic http://wrti.org en One Book, One Philadelphia 2013: The Buddha In The Attic http://wrti.org/post/one-book-one-philadelphia-2013-buddha-attic <p>A new year, a new book to nurture the hearts and minds of Philadelphians - and everyone!&nbsp; The award-winning novel by Julie Otsuka - <em>The Buddha in the Attic</em> - is a Japanese-American story of things left behind. It's this year’s <em>One Book, One Philadelphia</em> choice.</p><p>Starting January 17th through mid-March, The Free Library of Philadelphia will lead readers on a journey through the lives of Japanese-American&nbsp;“picture brides.” Their story starts with a voyage in steerage in the early 1900s, and culminates as they’re sent away to government internment camps during World War II. Otsuka’s rich portrayal reveals as much about our national character during those years as the personal resilience of these first-generation immigrants. &nbsp;</p><p>This past fall, the author shared her thoughts about writing <em>The Buddha in the Attic</em> - a prequel to her first celebrated novel, <em>When the Emperor was Divine</em>.</p><p><a href="http://libwww.freelibrary.org/onebook/obop13/index.cfm"><strong>More about the Free Library of Philadelphia's One Book, One Philadelphia initiative.</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:51:25 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 4953 at http://wrti.org One Book, One Philadelphia 2013: The Buddha In The Attic