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The Woman in the White Kimono

(2019)
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Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them.

Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura’s prearranged marriage to the son of her father’s business associate would secure her family’s status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man—an American sailor, a gaijin—and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When it’s learned Naoko carries the sailor’s child, she’s cast out in disgrace and forced to make unimaginable choices with consequences that will ripple across generations.

America, present day. Tori Kovac, caring for her dying father, finds a letter containing a shocking revelation—one that calls into question everything she understood about him, her family and herself. Setting out to learn the truth behind the letter, Tori’s journey leads her halfway around the world to a remote seaside village in Japan, where she must confront the demons of the past to pave a way for redemption.

In breathtaking prose and inspired by true stories from a devastating and little-known era in Japanese and American history, The Woman in the White Kimono illuminates a searing portrait of one woman torn between her culture and her heart, and another woman on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"The Woman in the White Kimono is a powerful and heartbreaking literary novel; a lush and masterful exploration of the indomitability of the human spirit set against the backdrop of post-World War II Japan. Johns's exquisite and emotionally satisfying tale spans a cultural divide to marry a mother's courageous determination to protect her daughter at any cost with a daughter's quest for truth. I loved this book!" - Karen Dionne

"The Woman in the White Kimono is an elegant testament to the tenacity of hope, even when the bindings of cultural and familial expectations are drawn so tight. I look forward to reading more from this talented author." - Kelli Estes

"Cinematic, deeply moving, and beautifully written. I so enjoyed this." - Carol Mason


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May 2019 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Johns
ISBN: 0-7783-0814-6 / 978-0-7783-0814-0 (Canada edition)
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: A Novel
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: (A BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick)
Author(s): Ana Johns
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
Author(s): Ana Johns
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August 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
Author(s): Ana Johns
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
Author(s): Ana Johns
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May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
Author(s): Ana Johns
ISBN: 1-982647-38-8 / 978-1-982647-38-4
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May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
Author(s): Ana Johns
ISBN: 1-982647-39-6 / 978-1-982647-39-1
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
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May 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono
Author(s): Ana Johns
ISBN: 1-982647-40-X / 978-1-982647-40-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Johns
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Johns
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Johns
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: (A BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick)
Author(s): Ana Johns
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman in the White Kimono: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Johns
Publisher: Park Row
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA