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This book is easy to read (I finished it in two sittings) and delightful from start to finish.
This is a great story of family and the secrets they can sometimes hold, of the bonds between mother and daughter, and also a story of forgiveness.
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.
I was amazed to find such manuals existed. The manuals are written from the perspective of the White Standards For Women which often conflicts with cultural standards of these... Read morePublished 1 month ago by floy kaku
My only real problem was that I couldn't accept- based on my extensive travels throughout Japan, the responses of one of the leading characters to the Eta. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert L. Pike
Part 1 was very depressing to me but I'm so glad I kept reading! The switch at part 2 is wonderful & uplifting. Good, easy read.Published 1 month ago by S. Swanson
The book was interesting although not on my favorite list by any means. The story is told by two different people and I definitely preferred the last part of the book when her... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Indiana
A friend recently forwarded me an interview with Margaret Dilloway, author of How to Be an American Housewife, because she thought I would appreciate reading Dilloway's take on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. H. Wagner
Interesting slice of life not only in time, but an ethnic quality. Many service men married Japanese women, but understanding the meaning of that union from the perspective of a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Debra Williams
This volume gives a perspective on life in Japan and America that I had yet to find. Each chapter is headed by a quote from an actual book given to Japanese immigrant women, about... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Avery Simcha Leinova
Shoko Morgan left Japan after WWII as the wife of an American navy medic. Armed with only a manual entitled "How to be an American Housewife" and little knowledge of English, she... Read morePublished 3 months ago by P. Newhart
This is about an interracial marriage between a Japanese woman and an American soldier. She moves to America and must become accustomed to America, yet not lose her Japanese... Read morePublished 5 months ago by William Jackson