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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED: YA - American soldier in east Asia learns to use chopsticks [s]

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message 1: by Katrina (new)

Katrina I think this story is pitched for around 10-year-olds, or maybe a little older. If I remember right, the narrator is a girl whose father met her mother while he was stationed in east Asia (in Japan?). Her parents set a date when they first met, but each was worried that they wouldn't know how to eat in front of the other - with chopsticks or a knife and fork, respectively. They each separately get tutoring on how to eat before their date, but the mother learns British table manners instead of American ones.

Anyone remember this?

message 2: by Heron (new)

Heron | 52 comments I think this is "How My Parents Learned to Eat" by Ina Friedman.

message 3: by Katrina (new)

Katrina That is totally it - Thanks Heron!

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