Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week's pick is How To Be An American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway, due out August 5, 2010.




From Readinggroupguides.com:


A lively and surprising novel about a Japanese woman with a closely guarded secret, the American daughter who strives to live up to her mother’s standards, and the rejuvenating power of forgiveness How to Be an American Housewife is a novel about mothers and daughters, and the pull of tradition. It tells the story of Shoko, a Japanese woman who married an American GI, and aspired to be a proper American housewife; and her grown daughter, Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife hasn’t been what she’d expected. When illness prevents Shoko from traveling to Japan to be reunited with her brother, she asks Sue to go in her place. The trip reveals family secrets that change their lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways. Offering an entertaining glimpse into American and Japanese family lives and their potent aspirations, this is a warm and engaging novel full of unexpected insight.

11 comments:

Jan von Harz said...

This sounds like a book that will delve into cultural expectations and the disappoints people encounter when reality doesn't live up to those expectations. I would image the setting is going to be fab too. Great choice!

Aleksandra said...

Sounds like a beautiful book :)

Book Sake said...

This is different from my usual young adult paranormal selection, but sounds like it will be a lovely read. Thanks for sharing it.

My pick is at BookSake.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like this one is full of layers!

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/waiting-on-wednesday-5/

Kaye said...

This sounds like an excellent read. Mother and daughter relationships always appearl to me and I like books with family secrets. Super pick!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Oh, I am so in! This one's definitely going on my list. Thanks!!

Alayne said...

Great pick! Sounds fascinating. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Violet said...

Sounds like a very interesting book, now I am curious about what family secrets Sue will uncover in Japan.

My WoW is here: The Eager Readers

Diane said...

Sounds like a worthwhile read. Thanks Tina -- your review was just enough!

Bobbie said...

This sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.