Book Review

March '12

The Buddha in the Attic (Hardcover / Paperback)
Julie Otsuka

A small, beautifully written book which tells the tale of Japanese Picture Brides who arrived in the U.S. in the early 1900's.  They came to wed Japanese immigrants who (predictably) inflated their success in letters to the Japanes matchmakers.  Excellent storytelling about thier lives in American and how it all changed when World War II broke out.