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The Woman in the White Kimono

By: Ana Johns
Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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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.

©2019 Ana Johns (P)2019 Harlequin Audio

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Wow! An emotional rollercoaster

I can’t begin to tell you quite how much I LOVED this audiobook
The story was beautifully told and an rollercoaster of anger, happiness, disbelief and ultimately, love and friendship
Just beautiful

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hauntingly beautiful book

Absolutely loved this story based upon historical facts. Very sad but touching. A love story in essence. I didn't like the narrators voice when speaking in the male characters. Otherwise it was wonderfully narrated. Lovely read.

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Loved this, great story

If I had read this as a book I would have highlighted all the wonderful Japanese sayings. Great story well told

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A beautiful book

Loved this book from start to finish, couldn't leave it down.
Beautifully written and well researched giving insite to some of the cultures and beliefs of Japan in the 1950 and still today.