The Buddha in the AtticBook - 2011
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JCLSamS May 02, 2017
While the subject matter was thoroughly interesting and important, I found the use of the first person plural tense and lack of focus on any one person or character to be too distancing. It somehow made the stories feel less real or relatable, which is likely the opposite of the author's intent.
Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.
johnsonkjcl Oct 11, 2012
Meeting date: July 23, 2013
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And even though we had no idea what he was saying we knew exactly what he meant.
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Beautifully written, poetic prose, flowing and lovely. Of the japan experience related to immigration memories and challenges and political consequences of being a visible minority and Asian. North American sterotypes of other and visa versa from the Asian side, views of Americans. The author is japanese american.
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