Because I am a teacher, I often get assigned by my college to read a book. This year I have been asked to read, When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka. It’s a great, quiet, atmospheric, and brief historical novel about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. You should read it!
I came across an interesting interview with Otsuka where she talks about her writing process. It’s always interesting to hear how a successful book came to be: