The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns audiobook

The Woman in the White Kimono

By Ana Johns
Read by Emily Woo Zeller  and Lauren Ezzo

Park Row Books, Harlequin Audio 9780778308140
11.92 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781982647391

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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cinematic, deeply moving, and beautifully written. I so enjoyed this.” Carol Mason, author of After You Left
The Woman in the White Kimono is an elegant testament to the tenacity of hope, even when the bindings of cultural and familial expectations are drawn so tight. I look forward to reading more from this talented author.” Kelli Estes, author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
“A well-researched piece of historical fiction, loosely inspired by the military experience of the author’s father, that shines a light on a dark chapter of Japanese history that will be unfamiliar to many readers.” Booklist
“A powerful and heartbreaking literary novel; a lush and masterful exploration of the indomitability of the human spirit.” Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter

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Author Bio: Ana Johns

Author Bio: Ana Johns

Ana Johns, a former competitive martial artist, studied journalism and worked over twenty-years in the creative arts field, as both a creative director and business owner, before turning her hand to fiction. THE WOMAN in the WHITE KIMONO is her first historical fiction.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English