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Shizuko's Daughter (1993) [Novel]
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Summary :

"Your mother would have been very proud..." Yuki Okuda heard these words when she was achieving in school, excelling in sports, even when she became president of the Kobe student council. And she could always imagine the unexpressed thought that followed: "...if your mother hadn't killed herself."

But Shizuko Okuda did commit suicide, and Yuki had to learn how to live with a father who didn't seem to love her and a stepmother who treated her badly. Most important, she had to learn how to live with herself: a twelve-year-old Japanese girl growing up alone, trying to make sense of a tragedy that made no sense at all...

Original title: Shizuko's Daughter
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultFamily & Relationships
FictionChildren & Young AdultComing of Age
FictionChildren & Young AdultMulticultural

Edition #1: Shizuko's Daughter

Shizuko's Daughter (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A jewel of a book, one of those rarities that shine only a few times in a generation. ... A work of art." New York Times Book Review
  • "LYRICAL... A beautifully written book about a bitterly painful coming of age." Kirkus Reviews
  • "QUIETLY MOVING... An emotionally and culturally rich tale tracing the evolution of despair into hope." Publishers Weekly
  • "POETICALLY CRAFTED... Mori has a fine eye for details... Her characters, especially Yuki, are well realized and clearly drawn." Booklist
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Shizuko's Daughter (May 1, 1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fawcett Publications
ISBN: 0449704335
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.8 x 0.7
Pages: 224

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