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.
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Local eAuthor Joan Francis
Tehachapi Mountains resident Joan Francis is a licensed private investigator and owner of Francis Pacific Investigations. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and is author of Diana Hunter thrillers,
Her novels are available both in our store and as Kobo eBooks. As with all of our Kobo books, you can read them on a Kobo eReader (available at Russo's), your home computer, iPad, Nook, or Android smart phone.
$5.95 Old Poison (Book #1)
$5.95 Silent Coup (Book #2)
Local eAuthor George Thomas Clark
Bakersfield author George Thomas Clark has had local, national, and international success with his physical novel "Hitler Here" (currently being translated into Polish).
His more recent novels are available on Kobo. As with all of our Kobo books, you can read them on a Kobo eReader (available at Russo's), your home computer, iPad, Nook, or Android smart phone.
99 cents Vincent Brothers Mass Murder Trial
99 cents Obama On Edge
$2.99 Hitler Here