The shared common reader is a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation with your fellow students and to begin to share in the intellectual life of the entire UD community. The book is read before arriving on campus with speakers, films, and other cultural events, organized around the theme of the book throughout your first semester.

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When the Emperor Was Divine

On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her house, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family’s possessions. 

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Posted on 08/03/2016
Julie Otsuka, author of When the Emperor Was Divine, will be on campus on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. She will speak at 4:00 pm in Mitchell Hall.

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