BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20120201T000000Z DTEND:20120201T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Nominated for a National Book Award last year for her first nov el\, <em>When the Emporor Was Divine</em> \, the writer reads from her sec ond\, <em>The Buddha in the Attic</em> \, about group of Japanese &ldquo\; picture brides&rdquo\; in the early-twentieth century. \n \n <strong>A Ma tch Made in Monochrome</strong> \n &ldquo\;Picture brides&rdquo\; were so known because they traveled to the United States to marry men they had se en only in snapshots. Thousands of Japanese and Korean women came to Amer ica this way in the early 1900s. SUMMARY:Julie Otsuka URL:/en/events/2012/02/01/julie-otsuka/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR