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How to Be an American Housewife (Reprint) (Paperback) by Margaret Dilloway

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



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.



About The Author



Margaret Dilloway was inspired by her Japanese mother's experiences when she wrote this novel, and especially by a book her father had given to her mother called The American Way of Housekeeping. Dilloway lives in Hawaii with her husband and their three young children. Her blog, American Housewife, can be found on her website, www.margaretdilloway.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.15 Inches (H) x 5.05 Inches (W) x .94 Inches (D)
Weight: .63 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Berkley Pub. Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Margaret Dilloway
Language: English
Street Date: August 2, 2011
TCIN: 13454512
UPC: 9780425241295
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1379
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.25 inches length x 5.25 inches width x 1.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.64 pounds
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