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A Bridge Between Us
A Bridge Between Us
Author: Julie Shigekuni
Four generations of Japanese American women make their home in a large house in San Francisco, united by the obligations of family and tradition and, perhaps, by love. In alternating chapters, the four women -- Reiko, Rio, Tomoe, and Nomi Hito -- speak with unflinching honesty about their lives, the secrets that have separated mother and daughte...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385482271
ISBN-10: 0385482272
Publication Date: 2/15/1996
Pages: 272
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3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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A sometimes complicated story of a family of Japanese-American women that spans generations and ideals. Interesting how the ideals of these women change but yet how there is an unspoken bind in the ways they tend to internalize their thought of themselves and their ideas.
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Four generations of Japanese American women make their home in a large house in San Francisco, united by the obligations of family and tradition and, perhaps, by love. In alternating chapters, the four women -- Reiko, Rio, Tomoe, and Nomi Hito -- speak with unflinching honesty about their lives, the secrets that have separated mother and daughter, and the fierce ties of intimacy that form an inextricable bridge between them.

With the touch and power of a master storyteller, Julie Shigekuni gracefully interweaves four distinctive voices to shape a moving story of love and the courage it requires. In baring the heart of one family, she illuminates the truths about families, real and imagined, we all create.

An excellent story.


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