• Zia Exclusives
    • Clothing
    • Gift Cards
  • RSD 2019
  • Shop
    • Summer Splash
    • New Music + Movies
    • Vinyl Exclusives
    • Vinyl
    • Music
    • Pre-Orders / Coming Soon
    • Movies
  • Events
    • Live At Zia
    • Contests
  • Connect
    • Contact us
    • Wishlist / My Account
    • Buy Sell Trade
    • Find A Store
    • Ask Us Anything
    • Consignment
    • Work At Zia
    • Newsletter
    • Get Zia Discounts
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Returns Policy
    • Tokens for Charity
  • Menu
    • Zia Exclusives
      • Clothing
      • Gift Cards
    • RSD 2019
    • Shop
      • Summer Splash
      • New Music + Movies
      • Vinyl Exclusives
      • Vinyl
      • Music
      • Pre-Orders / Coming Soon
      • Movies
    • Events
      • Live At Zia
      • Contests
    • Connect
      • Contact us
      • Wishlist / My Account
      • Buy Sell Trade
      • Find A Store
      • Ask Us Anything
      • Consignment
      • Work At Zia
      • Newsletter
      • Get Zia Discounts
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Instagram
      • Returns Policy
      • Tokens for Charity
  • Menu
    • Zia Exclusives
      • Clothing
      • Gift Cards
    • RSD 2019
    • Shop
      • Summer Splash
      • New Music + Movies
      • Vinyl Exclusives
      • Vinyl
      • Music
      • Pre-Orders / Coming Soon
      • Movies
    • Events
      • Live At Zia
      • Contests
    • Connect
      • Contact us
      • Wishlist / My Account
      • Buy Sell Trade
      • Find A Store
      • Ask Us Anything
      • Consignment
      • Work At Zia
      • Newsletter
      • Get Zia Discounts
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Instagram
      • Returns Policy
      • Tokens for Charity
Shop  >>  Books  >>  Fiction (General)

Margaret Dilloway

How to Be an American Housewife

Margaret Dilloway How To Be An American Housewife Reprint
$16.00 New
$3.99 Pre-owned
This item is not available at this time.
In-Stock – should ship within 1-3 business days

Add To Cart




A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it.

When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife.

As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life...

Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched.

  •  

Connect With Us