The Woman in the White Kimono

The Woman in the White Kimono

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 Kovač, 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.

Title:The Woman in the White Kimono
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780778308140
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 marriag...

  • Sue

    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...

  • Berit???

    𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥. 𝐄𝐯𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞. 𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠. Ana Johns swept me away with her words and her stunning storytelling. Two wome...

  • DJ Sakata

    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 w...

  • Aga Durka

    “...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 c...

  • Jessica

    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 love...

  • MissBecka Gee

    I hate books that make me cry. ...

  • J.C.

    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 t...

  • Sarah

    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...

  • Zoe

    Poignant, beautiful, and incredibly heartwrenching!The Woman in the White Kimono is predominantly set in Japan during the late 1950s, as well as present day, and is told from two different perspectiv...