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Daytime Book Discussion @ Effingham Public Library – Effingham, IL

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

Daytime Book Discussion @ Effingham Public Library – Effingham, IL
Monday, June 17th, 2024
10:30am – 11:30am –

Join us for a book discussion about the book “How to be an American Housewife” by Margaret Dilloway.! No registration required. Contact [email protected] with questions.

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.

No registration required.


June 17
10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
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Effingham Public Library
200 North 3rd Street
Effingham, IL 62401 United States
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