(10/18) October Book Club: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

When: Thursday, October 18th at 7pm

Where: Flatiron Building,  14th floor, 175 Fifth Avenue

Cost:  $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages)

RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook event HERE or email Liz at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com [since your name needs to be on the security guest list to allow entry into the building, RSVP is required.]


This fall, we’ll be reading Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic.  See below for a brief description and check out this article about her book review in the NY Times here:

“A gorgeous novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Once again, Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.