Just finished reading Margaret Dilloway's How to Be an American Housewife. Wow. What a read. Couldn't put it down. About a Japanese bride and her military husband. Shoko tries hard, harder than anyone I ever knew, to be the perfect wife and mother in her new country. More often than not she believes she has failed. You'll learn through her trials and tribulations that this is not so. She succeeds very well as a woman who loves her husband and children more than life itself. Even when her spirit is tested as she faces death.
Great characters and beautiful writing, the first novel by Margaret Dilloway.
I'm not giving away any more of the story.
It touched my heart and soul and these characters are still ambling around in my mind several days after I put the book down.
Here's to a new year of great books, great writing, and most of all good health to us all.