Historical Fiction Book Group

Date(s) - January 7, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get immersed in the world of a historical time and place, and then engage with a scholar to learn the “real” story. At meetings of the Historical Fiction Book Group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional context of selected books.

This virtual session (via Google Meet) will feature discussion of When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka, with Alice Yang, associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Co-Director of their Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories.

The novel, loosely based on the experiences of Otsuka’s mother’s family, traces the experiences of one Japanese-American family that is sent to an internment camp during World War II. 

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library.

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Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Bookings are closed for this event.