The Buddha in the Attic

Our November Book of the Month for the Mykidstime Online Book Club (Join Us!) is The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka.

About the Book

Imagine you are a young woman leaving her family behind to embark on a journey into the unknown.  This journey will take you across the seas to meet a man you are married to but have never met; a man whose face you have memorised in detail from a treasured photograph.

You will share this journey with others and confide in them your dreams and fears as you edge closer to the land of your new life.  This was the fate of thousands of Japanese girls as they travelled to the west coast of America in the early 1900’s.

Told in a series of vignettes, this novel captures their plight beautifully as Japanese traditions are eclipsed by an eagerness to embrace the “American Way”.  This is a very moving novel, steeped in history and heritage, reminiscent of The Joy Luck Club.  [Dubray Books]

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You can purchase this book online with a 10% discount from Dubray Books (discount will be manually deducted and shown on your receipt, and not on checkout), or in-store (apply for a card to use in-store here)

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You can win one of 5 copies of The Buddha in the Attic that we are giving away with thanks to Dubray Books 

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls