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From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance—and the unexpected ally that will change everything—in post–World War II Japan.

Kyoto, Japan, 1948. "If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist." Such is eight-year-old Noriko "Nori"
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: September 22nd 2020 by Dutton
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Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
First, thank you to NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is very reminiscent of other books I've read in the past, Flowers in the Attic comes to mind, as does White Oleander and Memoirs of a Geisha (with a dash of the movie Mommy Dearest, but not with wire hangers). I very much enjoyed the majority of the book, which follows Nori's journey from child with a strict upbringing to woman with emotional baggage to spare. I feel like the last 30% of
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