Friday, December 30, 2011

The Brown Bag Book Club will next read...Buddha in the Attic.

The Brown Bag Book Club announces that their first selection for 2012 will be reading Buddha in the attic by Julie Otsuka.  This book is also available on unabridged audio CD.
In six unforgettable, incantatory sections, the novel traces their new lives as "picture brides": the arduous voyage by boat, where the girls trade photos of their husbands and imagine uncertain futures in an unknown land ... their arrival in San Francisco and the tremulous first nights with their new husbands, backbreaking toil as migrant workers in the fields and in the homes of white women ... the struggle to learn a new language and culture, giving birth and raising children who come to reject their heritage, and, finally, the arrival of war, and the agonizing prospect of their internment.

The current Brown Baggers are always on the look out for new members who want to read good books and enjoy a lunchtime hour talking about what is better the book they've read or the lunch they've brought!  So please join the Brown Bag Book Club is you need an easy resolution for New Year's.

The author's website is available here.
Our next meeting will be January 17, 2012 at noon at the Burbank Central Library.

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