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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Dilloway Narrator: Laural Merlington, Emily Durante Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781400187737
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • Margaret Dilloway is wise and ironic. She has created wonderful characters who never, in spite of hardships, stop finding ways to love each other. Luanne Rice, author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners
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About the Author
Author Margaret Dilloway

Margaret Dilloway grew up in San Diego, California, the daughter of a Japanese mother and an American father. A writer since she could wield a pencil, she dabbled in other art forms as well, majoring in studio art at Scripps College. After college, she worked as contributing editor for two weekly newspapers and did some online writing and mystery shopping to bring in income while she watched over her three kids and worked on her fiction. 

About the Narrators

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.