The Woman in the White Kimono (Hardcover)

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Excellent depiction of post WWII Japan and the little known tragic fate of children born of American servicemen and Japanese women. There is lots to pull at your heartstrings and is an interesting look at Japanese culture. In the vein of Before We were Yours. Hard-to-put-down!

— From What Karin is Reading


Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them.

Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura's prearranged marriage to the son of her father's business associate would secure her family's status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man--an American sailor, a gaijin--and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When it's learned Naoko carries the sailor's child, she's cast out in disgrace and forced to make unimaginable choices with consequences that will ripple across generations.

America, present day. Tori Kovac, caring for her dying father, finds a letter containing a shocking revelation--one that calls into question everything she understood about him, her family and herself. Setting out to learn the truth behind the letter, Tori's journey leads her halfway around the world to a remote seaside village in Japan, where she must confront the demons of the past to pave a way for redemption.

In breathtaking prose and inspired by true stories from a devastating and little-known era in Japanese and American history, The Woman in the White Kimono illuminates a searing portrait of one woman torn between her culture and her heart, and another woman on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780778308140
ISBN-10: 0778308146
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: May 28th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English