The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family

The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family

by Elisabeth Bumiller

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The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family by Elisabeth Bumiller

As it follows a Japanese housewife named Mariko Tanaka over the course of a year, The Secrets of Mariko transcends reportage to yield the kind of human insights we expect from literature. Meet Mariko, a cheerful, overscheduled woman who cares for three children, two aging parents, and an unresponsive husband. As readers watch Mariko take part in PTA meetings, bicker with her teenagers, and pursue independence through her part-time job, they come to see Mariko as someone whose dreams and disappointments mirror our own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679772620
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elisabeth Bumiller, a Washington reporter for The New York Times, was a Times White House correspondent from September 10, 2001, to 2006. She is the author of May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India and The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family. Bumiller lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband, Steven R. Weisman, and two children.

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