Libraries are open! We still offer contactless pickup with Books on the Go!

Not getting our emails? Read our FAQ about this issue.

When the emperor was divine: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
810L
More Details
ISBN:
9780385721813
9780307430212
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
810L
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID2fccc619-b250-355c-c067-b2839bd58315
Grouping Titlewhen the emperor was divine
Grouping Authorjulie otsuka
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-13 07:36:21AM
Last Indexed2021-06-13 07:52:17AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780375414299

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value5
accelerated_reader_reading_level5
authorJulie Otsuka
author_displayOtsuka, Julie
available_at_catalogEast Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Holly Springs Community
Leesville Community
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
Village Regional
Wendell Community
collection_catalogAdult Fiction
detailed_location_catalogEast Regional - Adult Fiction
Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction
Leesville Community - Adult Fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction
Village Regional Library - Adult Fiction
Wendell Community - Adult Fiction
West Regional - Adult Fiction
display_description

The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic

On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert.

In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id2fccc619-b250-355c-c067-b2839bd58315
isbn9780307430212
9780385721813
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:4301095166320Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfEVA
ils:4301095779681West Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseChecked outWRL
ils:4301095166319Village Regional Library - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:4301095166317Southeast Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseLong OverdueSER
ils:4301095166323Village Regional Library - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:4301095166324West Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseIn TransitWRL
ils:4301095166328Leesville Community - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfLEE
ils:4301095166332East Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:4301095166330West Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseIn TransitWRL
ils:4301095644226Southeast Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:4301095166327East Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:4301095166313East Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:4301095166321Village Regional Library - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:4301095166314Wendell Community - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfWEN
ils:4301095166329Holly Springs Community - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfHSP
ils:4301095779680Northeast Regional - Adult FictionOTSUKA1falsefalseOn ShelfNER
overdrive:03c55cb2-2a62-4b4e-b8cc-19cd6c4e2dbb-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
last_indexed2021-06-13T11:52:17.091Z
lexile_score810
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogOTSUKA
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogEast Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Holly Springs Community
Leesville Community
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
Village Regional
Wendell Community
West Regional
primary_isbn9780385721813
publishDate2003
2007
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:430109BookBooksFirst Anchor Books edition.EnglishAnchor Books, 2003.144 pages ; 21 cm
overdrive:03c55cb2-2a62-4b4e-b8cc-19cd6c4e2dbbeBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2007
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:4301095166320On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095779681Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166319On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166317Currently UnavailableLong Overduefalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166323On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166324Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166328On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166332On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166330Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095644226On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166327On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166313On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166321On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166314On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095166329On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:4301095779680On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:03c55cb2-2a62-4b4e-b8cc-19cd6c4e2dbb-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetBook club kit
California -- Fiction
Concentration camp inmates -- Fiction
Concentration camps -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Japanese American families -- Fiction
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction
War stories
World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Fiction
title_displayWhen the emperor was divine : a novel
title_fullWhen the Emperor Was Divine
When the emperor was divine : a novel / Julie Otsuka
title_shortWhen the emperor was divine
title_suba novel
topic_facetConcentration camp inmates
Concentration camps
Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Japanese American families
Japanese Americans
World War, 1939-1945