Editors' Picks: What We're Reading This Month

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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka reveals the hidden stories of Japanese women who emigrated to California in the early 20th Century. Written as a chorus of voices,

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Photo by: Random House

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka reveals the hidden stories of Japanese women who emigrated to California in the early 20th Century. Written as a chorus of voices, this bittersweet novel reads almost like chanted poetry. As rarified as that sounds, it is, in fact, a captivating page-turner. Full of rich and poignant detail, this National Book Award finalist illuminates a period of American history that we all should know more about.
-Sarah Weir, Writer


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Mon, Jul 9, 2012 12:12 PM EDT

It's summer and that means the perfect time to relax outside with a great book. The Shine editors have put together a list of what we're reading to offer some recommendations. Happy reading!