Our next book club will be held on Thursday, April 22. Location and time will be announced at a later date.
Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures
“Kyoko Mori spent a largely unhappy childhood chafing at social restrictions in Japan before migrating to the American Midwest. In 12 beautifully turned essays she shuttles between these two cultures, observing local customs with a wondering eye. Too bold to be emotionally fluent in either land, Mori scrutinizes–and sometimes ridicules–the sound of a woman’s voice raised in a childish squeak; the differences between Americans who marry for love (and divorce the day it dissolves) and traditional Japanese women, who may be more likely to find happiness in an honorable widowhood; and the navigation of uncomfortable truths and painful emotions.”
If you are interested, please contact Jessica Langbein at email@example.com.