How to be an American Housewife
I love stories that give you a little bit of everything. You know the kind, ones that aren’t so sweet they’re sickening, ones that have believable circumstances, ones that you can see happening, ones that give you hope.
How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway is that kind of book.
It begins in World War II era Japan where everything Shoko knows changes as her family goes from wealthy to the poorest of the poor.
As she grows up she dreams of leaving but she doesn’t know how it is going to happen. She has to help put her brother through school. Everything she does she does to honor her family. When her father asks her to marry an American she is unsure at first, but she does as he asks.