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Julie Otsuka

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Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. She is the author of the novel When the Emperor Was Divine and a recipient of the Asian American Literary Award, the American Library Association Alex Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

Books by Julie Otsuka

The Swimmers

A bold and lyrical novel about memory, love, a swimming pool - and the many ways we lose and find each other again

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When The Emperor Was Divine

The critically acclaimed novel about the Japanese-American experience during the Second World War.

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The Buddha in the Attic

The long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine tells of young Japanese women brought to San Francisco as mail-order brides.

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