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The Favorites (2009)

by Mary Yukari Waters(Favorite Author)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 2
1416561072 (ISBN13: 9781416561071)
review 1: I read it so long ago that I don't really remember much, except that the imagery was evocative, and that there was way too much drama surrounding this particular family secret (giving children out for adoption to other branches of the family was common practice in Japan). Also, too much of accentuating of differences between Japanese and American cultures – yes, they are different, how about we move on?
review 2: I really enjoyed this book - in many ways it reminded me of Amy Tans the Joy Luck Club but then it was far more subtle and layered. Perhaps the difference between the Chinese and Japanese people themselves. I keep trying to find more novels like this one that leave me fully satisfied. I enjoyed the characters and even the slow pace - it reminded m
... moree of a weavers loom and the slow shuttle back and forth of the weave through the two layers of the waft. I was really sorry when this novel finished. If you liked The Tea House Fire by Ellis Avery then this book will also appeal. less
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written and I enjoy getting a peek into other cultures.
Very nice family story in traditional Japan, full of emotions.
Recommended by Maura Stanton.
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