4.0 out of 5 stars
Picture Bride, July 15 2001
"Picture Bride" is an unforgotten novel. This was a novel that I loved. The story was about a Japanese woman, Hana who came to the United States to married a man she had never met before. The story was happened from 1918 to 1943. The author, Uchda san, successfully combined the story with a very strong history background. He allowed the readers be able to "learn" the real life of Japanese-American particularly before and during the WWII. At the same time, he unveiled the "conflicts" between the second generations and with their immigrated parents in the United States. However, there is one thing I would like to point out. In the book, the author sometimes utilized the Japanese romanization style instead the English translation. For instance, he used "Oji san" instead of "uncle." If the reader has no knowledge of Japanese, I am afraid that they will lose their interests as the story was continuing.