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    • When the Emperor Was Divine

    • By: Julie Otsuka
    • Narrated by: Elaina Erika Davis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her house, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans, they have been reclassified virtually overnight as enemy aliens, and they are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Gillian on 02-27-07

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Buddha in the Attic

    • By: Julie Otsuka
    • Narrated by: Samantha Quan, Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 216

    In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of young Japanese brides, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating topic, irritating writing style

    • By Lydia on 08-26-11

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Thalia Book Club: Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic

    • By: Julie Otsuka
    • Narrated by: David Rakoff, Rita Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The 2011 National Book Award-nominated author of When the Emperor Was Divine discusses her spellbinding new novel, about a group of Japanese picture brides who come to America in the early 1900s, with the performer and essayist David Rakoff. The book traces the women's lives from their boat journey on which they imagine their husbands and concludes with their "disappearance" in World War II. Like Otsuka's first book, The Buddha in the Attic is about identity and what it means to be "other" in uncertain times.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Certaines n'avaient jamais vu la mer

    • By: Julie Otsuka
    • Narrated by: Irène Jacob
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Les voix et les vies que Julie Otsuka décrit ici sont celles de ces Japonaises venues, au début du XXe siècle, épouser, aux Etats-Unis, un de ces hommes qui font arriver par paquebots entiers ces femmes choisies "sur catalogue".

    Regular price: $16.36

    • Og vi kom over havet

    • By: Julie Otsuka
    • Narrated by: Louise Herbert
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Postordrebrudene er en gribende beretning om de japanske kvinders usædvanlige liv: fra den lange skibsrejse på nederste dæk fyldt med forestillinger og drømme om fremtiden i det ukendte land, ankomsten til San Francisco, mødet med deres tilkommende og den skræmmende bryllupsnat, til det hårde arbejdsliv som frugtplukkere og stuepiger, kampen for at tilegne sig et nyt sprog og en ny kultur, fødsler og opfostringen af børn - helt frem til krigen og den december dag i 1941, hvor kvinderne og deres familier udpeges som forrædere.

    Regular price: $19.59