How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway audiobook

How to Be an American Housewife: A Novel

By Margaret Dilloway
Read by Laural Merlington and Emily Durante

Tantor Audio 9780399156373

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200106578

  • ISBN: 9798200106561

  • ISBN: 9798200106585

Runtime: 7.83 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 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, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Margaret Dilloway is wise and ironic. She has created wonderful characters who never, in spite of hardships, stop finding ways to love each other. Luanne Rice, author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners

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Author Bio: Margaret Dilloway

Author Bio: Margaret Dilloway

Margaret Dilloway grew up in San Diego, California, the daughter of a Japanese mother and an American father. A writer since she could wield a pencil, she dabbled in other art forms as well, majoring in studio art at Scripps College. After college, she worked as contributing editor for two weekly newspapers and did some online writing and mystery shopping to bring in income while she watched over her three kids and worked on her fiction. 

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English