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How to Be an American Housewife

(2010)
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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 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.

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"Tender and captivating." - Jamie Ford


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December 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife (Basic)
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
ISBN: 1-4104-3276-9 / 978-1-4104-3276-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
ISBN: 0-399-15637-2 / 978-0-399-15637-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
ISBN: 0-425-24129-7 / 978-0-425-24129-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife: A Novel
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
ISBN: 1-4001-1773-9 / 978-1-4001-1773-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife: A Novel
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
ISBN: 1-4001-4773-5 / 978-1-4001-4773-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife: A Novel
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
ISBN: 1-4001-6773-6 / 978-1-4001-6773-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife: A Novel
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: How to Be an American Housewife
Author(s): Margaret Dilloway
Publisher: Berkley
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