How to Be an American Housewife Dilloway, Margaret

How to Be an American Housewife

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DESCRIPTION :
A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it. When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife.

As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life...

Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780425241295
BY (AUTHOR) Dilloway, Margaret
PUBLISHER : Penguin Putnam Inc PUBLICATION DATE : August 02, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Penguin USA
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Intended specifically for women and/or girls
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 208 mm x 130 mm
WEIGHT : 290 g

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DESCRIPTION : A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it. When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife.As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life...Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780425241295 BY (AUTHOR) Dilloway, Margaret PUBLISHER : Penguin Putnam Inc PUBLICATION DATE : August 02, 2011 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Penguin USA LANGUAGE : English AGE : Intended specifically for women and/or girls PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 208 mm x 130 mm WEIGHT : 290 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items