Daytime Book Discussion

Thursday, July 11th
10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM

Contact: Melissa Chiavaroli   (401) 333-2552, x2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

You’re invited to join us for a discussion of Jlie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine, this month’s book pick.

A precise, understated gem of a first novel, Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine tells one Japanese American family’s story of internment in a Utah enemy alien camp during World War II. Events are viewed from numerous characters’ points of view, and the different perspectives are defined by distinctive, lyrically simple observations. It is written in deceptively tranquil prose, a distillation of injustice, anger, and poetry; a notable debut. (reviews from Amazon.com)

Location: Seminar Room

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