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How to Be an American Housewife - Margaret Dilloway
How to Be an American Housewife
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3.60 75
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399156373 (0399156372)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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madbkwm rated it
Now this is the third book in a roll that has felt overdone and sappy to me. I am starting to wonder (but just a tiny bit) if maybe I'm being too harsh. Nah, probably not.The whole plot line was too dramatic: her brother catches her after she faints when she discovers that her ex has murdered her ...
Jennavier rated it
I'm pretty ambivalent on American Housewife. The writing was beautiful and the progression of one of the view point characters- Sue- was fascinating to me. I just don't know how many more asian-american mother daughter saga's I can read. They're almost always about the asian immigrant mother regrett...
florinda3rs rated it
Margaret Dilloway's debut novel is a mother-daughter story, an immigrant story, and an inspired-by-a-true-story story. The true story is her own mother'’s. Suiko O’Brien left Japan after World War II as the bride of an American soldier, gave birth to a daughter relatively late in life, and suffered ...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
OK, I must be honest, this book shocked me. I was expecting a nice, little read. Nothing much to stand out or remember later down the road. But, I really, really enjoyed this book. The author makes note that this story is based off her mother's life. She lost her mother to the same affliction the ma...
Sharon E. Cathcart
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5.0 How to Be an American Housewife
"How to Be An American Housewife" is based in large part on stories told to author Margaret Dilloway by her Japanese mother.Shoko is a young Japanese woman who comes to the United States after marrying an American GI at the end of World War II. Her part of the tale talks about her life in Japan and...
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