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Author: Margaret Dilloway Narrator: Tandy Cronyn, Amanda Cobb, Meredith Orlow Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781490656199
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The award-winning author of How to Be an American Housewife returns with a poignant story of estranged sisters, forced together by family tragedy, who soon learn that sisterhood knows no limits.

Rachel and Drew Snow may be sisters, but their lives have followed completely different paths. Married to a wonderful man and a mother to two strong-minded teens, Rachel hasn’t returned to her childhood home since being kicked out by her strict father after an act of careless teenage rebellion. Drew, her younger sister, followed her passion for music but takes side jobs to make ends meet and longs for the stability that has always eluded her. Both sisters recall how close they were, but the distance between them seems more than they can bridge. When their deferential Japanese mother, Haruki, is diagnosed with dementia and gives Rachel power of attorney, Rachel’s domineering father becomes enraged.

In a rare moment of lucidity, Haruki asks Rachel for a book in her sewing room, and Rachel enlists her sister’s help in the search. The book—which tells the tale of real-life female samurai Tomoe Gozen, an epic saga of love, loss, and conflict during twelfth-century Japan—reveals truths about Drew and Rachel’s relationship that resonate across the centuries, connecting them in ways that turn their differences into assets.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A skillfully woven tale where the lore of a twelfth-century female samurai helps two present-day sisters release the past and heal their fractured lives. Vivid, detailed, and historically fascinating.”

    Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Me

  • “I deeply admire Margaret Dilloway’s deftness in braiding together past and present, but what I love best about this book is that every relationship rings true, particularly the complicated bonds of sisterhood. As Drew and Rachel struggle toward each other, butting heads, wrestling with old jealousies, discovering deep reservoirs of love, I kept thinking: ‘Yes! That’s it. That’s exactly how it is.’”

    Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me

  • “The author weaves from the past to the present and from one storyline to another effortlessly. It’s a book within a book…flawless. Readers will relate to the sometimes complicated relationships between mothers and daughters and the friendship that can occur between sisters, whether related by blood or by circumstance. This tale is a journey of self-discovery, appreciation and acceptance, and will serve as an inspiration to readers.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “As Rachel and Drew overcome their past contentious relationship to unite in a front to protect their mother, the heroic exploits of this honored figure in Japanese history inspire and imbue them with the fortitude to confront their father’s overpowering ways. Spanning centuries, Dilloway’s intricate, multigenerational saga of repressive family dynamics offers a timeless look at the bonds of sisterhood.”


  • “The ways in which Rachel and Drew learn from Tomoe and Yamabuki and apply those lessons to their own lives are unexpected and ultimately satisfying. In this enjoyable novel, imperfect and at times unlikable women become lovable.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

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

Tandy Cronyn was born in Los Angeles in 1945. She has appeared in many plays both on and off Broadway, and has also made several film and television appearances, including Twisted and Law & Order: Cruel and Unusual.

Amanda Cobb has narrated numerous audiobooks, including titles by Michele Hauf, Samatha Hunter, and Jayne Ann Krentz. She won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid.

Meredith Orlow is an actress, on-camera host, and audiobook narrator. Her readings include After the Rain by Karen White, Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate, and Wheels of Change by Sue Macy.