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Julie Otsuka | Julie Otsuka

stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Oct.02.2012
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Adult There is a dark truth about writers. When we read good stuff, we get itchy fingers. Yep, we are word thieves, looting others work for nuggets of amazingness. My fingers weren't just itching by the time I got done with The Buddha in the Attic, they...
reid-gomez's picture
Mar.28.2012
Last night I was reading Didion's essay on O'Keefe in The White Album.  "Some women fight and others do not.  Like so many successful guerillas in the war between the sexes, Georgia O'Keefe seems to have been equipped early with an immutable sense of who she was and a fairly clear...
lynn-henriksen's picture
Nov.29.2011
The Buddha in the Attic is a novel that reads like a memoir of a thousand voices. Julie Otsuka’s writing is unique and lyrical, and the book is a treasure of souls. One that I couldn’t put down. When I came to the end of it, I wasn’t ready to let these Japanese mail-order brides and their families...