How to Be an American Housewife

How to Be an American Housewife

By: Dilloway, Margaret

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pp352; paperback in very good condition; lightly creased spine-bump at the bottom; clean pages; light edgewear; sticker on front coverA 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.

Title: How to Be an American Housewife

Author Name: Dilloway, Margaret

Categories: Women's Domestic Life Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Berkley: 2011-08-02

ISBN Number: 0425241297

ISBN Number 13: 9780425241295

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used-Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Size: 5.2 x 1 x 8.3 inches

Weight: 13.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB0000953