Giappone, 1957. Il matrimonio combinato della diciassettenne Naoko Nakamura con il figlio del socio di suo padre garantirebbe alla ragazza una posizione sociale di prestigio. Naoko, però, si è innamorata dell’uomo sbagliato: è un marinaio americano, quello che in Giappone viene definito un gaijin, uno straniero. Quando la ragazza scopre di essere incinta, la comprensione e l’affetto che sperava di trovare nei genitori si rivelano soltanto un’illusione. Ripudiata da chi dovrebbe starle vicino, Naoko sarà costretta a compiere scelte inimmaginabili, per qualunque donna ma soprattutto per una madre…
Stati Uniti, oggi. Tori Kovač è una giornalista. Mentre si prende cura del padre, anziano e gravemente malato, trova una lettera che getta una luce sconvolgente sul passato della sua famiglia. Alla morte del padre, decisa a scoprire la verità, Tori intraprende un viaggio che la porta dall’altra parte del mondo, in un villaggio sulla costa giapponese. In quel luogo così remoto sarà costretta a fronteggiare i demoni del suo passato, ma anche a riscoprire le proprie radici…
- ISBN: 8867025589
- Casa Editrice: Tre60
- Pagine: 352
A beautifully-told work of historical fiction! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The Woman in the White Kimono is told in two timelines. The first is Japan in the 1950s. Naoko Nakamura’s arranged marriage to the son of a friend of her father’s is important to reinforce the status of her family in the community; however, Leggi tutto
What have I just read! Oh boy, I am in shock. I loved this so much! When asked by the publishers if I’d like to consider reading this, I read the blurb. I’ve been reading a lot of thrillers and after reading the blurb on this book, my thoughts were, oh, set in Japan about an arranged marriage, seems pr Leggi tutto
𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥. 𝐄𝐯𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞. 𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠. Ana Johns swept me away with her words and her stunning storytelling. Two women, two countries, thousands of miles and decades of years apart, but there is something that binds them. Japan 1957 Naoko finds herself caught between love, culture, and family obligation Leggi tutto
Favorite Quotes: Each step I took brought me closer to my future and farther away from my family. It was a contrast of extremes in every sense, but I had somehow found my place between them. That was what Buddha called the middle way. The correct balance of life. I called it happy. A life with love i Leggi tutto
“...worry gives a small thing big shadows.” “The Woman in the White Kimono” is a mesmerizing and emotional read. This is why I love historical fiction genre so much, books like this one truly captivate me, give me all the feelings, but also every single time, allow me to learn new things. This story Leggi tutto
I received an ARC of this book for free from TLC Book Tours as part of a review tour. This was such a heartbreaking read! It was sad, yet beautifully written. This book has dual storylines, but I loved that the author really let the historical story shine! Naoko’s story was the more interesting of t Leggi tutto
I hate books that make me cry.
I've seen Woman in the White Kimono compared to Memoirs of a Geisha. I've read both. As someone who has lived in Japan, married to a Japanese, and watches plenty of Japanese TV, my personal opinion is that Woman in the White Kimono is so much better. The meticulous research that went into the time per Leggi tutto
Set in present day and 1950s Japan, we follow two women’s paths in life. Not really knowing much about post-war Japan, the writer successfully portrays a rigid culture that was immediately immersive and completely compelling. I loved this book from the opening pages and felt that I could have easily Leggi tutto
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