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I thought the main characters were well developed and very interesting.
How to Be An American Housewife is a beautiful Japanese/American story of a family who fell out of favour with some relatives in Japan.
In the beginning I felt like the writing was a bit choppy but didn't notice it as much as the book went on.
While the basic plot was intriguing, and the story and characters had potential, the writing essentially lacked depth and perception, at times even feeling biased and awkward... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Erin Peterson
As the child of immigrants I found many parts of the story very poignant, particularly those touching on assimilation into America. Interesting story.Published 1 month ago by avid reader
historically interesting and well written from an unusual (for Americans) point of view.Published 1 month ago by Zia-Novelist
I really enjoyed this story. I found it very touching and true to life. However, I am always surprised when an author does not do the research to make the story plausible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JoAnne Leboeuf Coakley
Book club selection which was easy to read and enjoyable. Shoko was a very funny character. I'm sure her story was the same as other Japanese women of her time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Miriam Norquist
Clean writing style and interesting story line made this a very satisfying and compelling read. The main character, Shoko, a Japanese woman in post WWII Japan, married an American... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anne Marie
I found this novel interesting and well written. Having been a child during World War II, I remember the time period.Published 3 months ago by Harriette R. Rosenberg