Loved the novel, but still hungry for more?
If you've devoured the last morsel of your savory book, but have a stomach that yearns for more, "Behind the Story" will be a most delightful surprise. Enjoy this basket full of hand-picked treats, compiled as an easy, concise, info-rich serving just for you! You'll be on a VIP tour where we will take you by the hand to show you what is behind the curtains, what is "Behind the Story".
Re-read the original book RIGHT AFTER reading this book!
The original book suddenly became much richer and more enticing after I finished this Behind the Story, I HAD to open up the original book once more! Highly recommended!
From Sherry Lawson
A sneak peek of what's inside:
? Bibliography and resources, great as study guides or research resource.
? Trivia Questions and Discussion Starters, great for your book clubs!
?What was the inspiration behind the creation of this book??
The Buddha in the Attic is a prequel to ?When the Emperor Was Divine?. Julie Otsuka said that after her first novel was written, she had questions in her head with answers she needed to write, mostly about how the Whites felt when their Japanese neighbors disappeared without a word. There were still a lot of issues to be tackled that felt personal to her, because she would basically be tackling her own family?s past and this would confirm to her what her elders chose not to talk about as she was growing up. Her researches and afterwards, her writing of ?The Buddha in the Attic?, gave her a deeper understanding of issues that were never spoken about but which had always been there like a ghost - never seen but always felt. She wanted to write about the ?picture brides?.
Don't miss out! It's highly recommended.
if you're a real literature junkie or a diehard fan of the novel (I am both) it's really a must read. Highly recommended.
- ForTheQuinn (Austin, TX, US)
Disclaimer: This work is not meant to replace, but to complement the original work. If you've loved the novel, then this is the book for you. It is educational in purpose, entertaining in nature, unauthorized and unofficial. It is a digestive work produced to stimulate the appetite and to encourage readers to appreciate the original work even more.