Buddha in the Attic is a gorgeous novel by Julie Otsuka, the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine, that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. The book was awarded the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was a 2011 National Book Award Finalist. Julie Otsuka will be touring the country and making select appearances throughout the coming year. Read on for her full schedule, and to watch video of her reading from Buddha in the Attic.
April 12: Stamford, CT — Friends of Ferguson Reading Series
April 20: Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles Times Book Fair
May 4: Washington, DC — PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony
October 21: Wilton, CT — Wilton Public Library
Watch Julie Otsuka read from the book in the video below: