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Picture Bride: A Novel
by Yoshiko Uchida | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winglovemylifewing of Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on 11/5/2003
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by YourLocalPoet): travelling

4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winglovemylifewing from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, November 05, 2003

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Carrying a picture of Taro Takeda, whom she is to marry but has not yet met, 21-year-old Hana Omiya leaves Japan and arrives in San Francisco as one of several hundred Japanese "picture brides" whose arranged marriages brought them to America in the early 1900s. 

Journal Entry 2 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Friday, December 05, 2003

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Thanks lovemylife, I received this book in the mail today. I am looking forward to reading it, then setting it free to travel some more. 

Journal Entry 3 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

8 out of 10

How embarassing, it took me nearly 4 years to start reading this book since the time I received it from lovemylife. I can thank guinaveve's 2007 Keep Them Moving Challenge for giving me the "push" to read books that I have received from other BookCrossers.

Although it took me 4 years to begin reading this book, it only took me 4 days to finish it. The short reading time (for me at least) is in part because it is a fairly short book, but also because it was such a captivating read. The historical element to the story, the interest I felt in the characters, even the setting in the San Francisco Bay Area all drew me in. I also learned a bit more detail about the internment of Japanese Americans through this book. And while I can say that the treatment they received by the US government was deplorable, I have to admire the spirit of the internees in the face of such hardship. 

Journal Entry 4 by brewski at Scotiabank, Bay and King in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (10/30/2007 UTC) at Scotiabank, Bay and King in Toronto, Ontario Canada



Left on the window ledge in the 25th floor lunchroom of 44 King St W.

To the finder of this book:
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Journal Entry 5 by mlacsontan at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 08, 2012

10 out of 10

Wonderful story, an eye opener for immigrants on how each families touch each other by Faith, Friendship,Love and their struggles in order to survive in a foreign land.
It was a very humbling experience for all of them they learned to accept the life they have chosen and dreamed for their children.
It was amazing to know their is such a thing as a Picture Bride during those times,kudos to those courageous women.
A must read....

Journal Entry 6 by mlacsontan at Scarborough, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 08, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/9/2012 UTC) at Scarborough, Ontario Canada


Left at YWCA Resource Centre at Scarborough Golf Club Rd and Kingston Rd. 

Journal Entry 7 by YourLocalPoet at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 02, 2018

8 out of 10

First time I've seen a book like this before, I read it last summer and wound up keeping hold of it during renos, but will release it soon.

The novel's plot is really interesting in the sense that it's good non-fiction. Her experience was doubtlessly common, but it was also traumatic given the circumstances.
If you're interested in Japanese/American relations especially around the world war period, definitely a solid read. Worth noting it's extremely depressing for those more empathic.  

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