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Julie Otsuka
Birth date: May 15, 1962
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
What a unique book. Who? What? Why? Does this all really matter? These questions popped up in my mind, one at a time, as I read this book and the more that I read, the more I felt these questions had a deeper meaning. Perhaps, this book wasn’t just about this time, this place, and these character...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 6 years ago
This is one of those novels you know the critics will adore. It's written in a different way, there is no main character, it's almost a book of linked sentences (though all books are that. I have no idea how to describe the writing.) Everything is a statement. Every sentence is structured the same w...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 9 years ago
This was breathtakingly beautiful; almost poetic in the way it was written. It was heartwrenching and made me very sad. I don't think there is a way for me to describe this book other than to say you must read it. You feel completely immersed in their world. You struggle with them, ache with (an...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 9 years ago
Japanese women come to the US as brides. What they find is not what was promised in the letters and photos they received. They have to reconcile themselves to the lives they now lead. I liked the sparseness and starkness of the prose. There were no characters per se but the group as a character. The...
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 10 years ago
3 1/2 stars, rounded up.This is the second book I've read in almost as many weeks that employs an odd sort of narrative style. And as in the earlier book I read like this, it's a good thing it's short, because this style would not have held my attention very much longer. It is told in the first pe...
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