How to Be An American Housewife

How to Be An American Housewife

Book - 2010
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The story of Shoko, a Japanese woman who married an American GI, and her grown daughter, Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife hasn't been what she'd expected. When illness prevents Shoko from traveling to Japan, she asks Sue to go in her place. The trip reveals family secrets that change their lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2010
ISBN: 9780399156373
Branch Call Number: DILLOWA
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 24 cm

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TheresaAJ
Jun 16, 2015

This book is the June selection for the Willa Cather Book Club. This mother-daughter story is told in the alternating voices of Shoko and Sue (Suiko) Morgan. Shoko left Japan shortly after World War II after marrying an American service man. It's now the 1990s and Shoko, always in fragile health, has one last wish. Since she can't go to Japan herself, Shoko sends Sue and her daughter, Helena. This was a quick read as I raced to learn all the family secrets.

AJWood Dec 24, 2011

PAge 213

Bettylg Jul 29, 2011

A gentle read, short, well written with an engaging mother/daughter story.

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