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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.
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 14 hours 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Harriette R. Rosenberg
A young Japanese woman survives WWII, and at her father's bequest takes a job that puts her in the view of American GIs, in hopes that one will marry her and take her away from... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle Boytim
A pleasing look into the lives of a mother and daughter with roots in Japan as they try to find their ways in new lands and situations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Yesenia
Excellent characters that I kept thinking about. Some great quotable lines- able to visualize Japan of yesterday and it's modern growthPublished 1 month ago by Julie Ann Sanchez
I was able to fall into this book quickly and found myself thinking about Shoko and Sue when I wasn't reading. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kate Marten