How to be an American housewife: a novel
|Grouped Work ID||3f317967-d829-1bf6-8791-50a9a09af4b7|
|Grouping Title||how to be an american housewife|
|Grouping Author||dilloway margaret|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-28 04:43:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-28 04:44:28AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Fiction|
Columbia Pike Adult Fiction
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.
|format_arlington||Audiobook on CD|
|itype_arlington||Audiobook on CD|
|local_callnumber_arlington||CD F DILLO|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Mothers and daughters -- Fiction|
|title_display||How to be an American housewife|
|title_full||How to Be an American Housewife|
How to be an American housewife / Margaret Dilloway
How to be an American housewife : a novel / Margaret Dilloway
|title_short||How to be an American housewife|