| JAMsj/Yu-Ai Kai Book Club|
How to Be an American Housewife
|JAMsj/Yu-Ai Kai Book Club
How to Be an American HousewifeMargaret Dilloway
February 4, 20111:00 pmJapanese American Museum of San Jose535 N. Fifth StreetSan Jose, CA 95112
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 a GI, and her grown daughter Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife has not 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 families and their potent aspirations, this novel is warm, engaging, and full of unexpected insights.
The book club meets the first Friday of every other month and is always open to new members. Selections are chosen collaboratively at the end of each meeting and align with the JAMsj mission: the celebration of Japanese American art, history, and culture. Books are readily available at San Jose public libraries. If you have questions, please contact Aggie Idemoto at (408) 268-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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