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    • How to Be an American Housewife

    • A Novel
    • By: Margaret Dilloway
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington, Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    How to Be an American Housewife is a novel about mothers and daughters and the pull of tradition. It tells the story of Shoko, a Japanese woman who married an American GI, and her grown daughter, Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife hasn't been what she'd expected. When illness prevents Shoko from traveling to Japan, she asks Sue to go in her place. The trip reveals family secrets that change their lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • big disappointment

    • By Kirsten on 04-12-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Momotaro Xander and the Dream Thief

    • By: Margaret Dilloway
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Xander Miyamoto should be feeling great. It's the beginning of summer vacation, his mother has returned from a long absence, and he has learned that he is Momotaro, a warrior with special powers. But instead of reveling in it all, Xander is plagued by questions and nightmares. To chase at least the nightmares away, Xander's grandmother gives him a special baku charm - but he must not to rely on it too much. If he does, the baku will take the dreams of everyone in the house away forever.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

    • By: Margaret Dilloway
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Best known for her debut novel, How to Be an American Housewife, Margaret Dilloway is a John Gardner Fiction Book Award finalist. In The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, 36-year-old Gal Garner lives according to a strict plan. Only happy when caring for her roses, she dreams of one day bringing her own variety to market. But when her teenage niece arrives for an unexpected visit, the organization of Gal’s life evaporates.

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters

    • By: Margaret Dilloway
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Xander Miyamoto would rather do almost anything than listen to his sixth grade teacher, Mr. Stedman, drone on about weather disasters happening around the globe. When spring break begins at last, Xander plans to spend it playing computer games with his best friend, Peyton. Xander's father briefly distracts him with a comic book about some samurai warrior who pops out of a peach pit. Little does either boy know that the comic is a warning that they are about to be thrust into the biggest adventure of their lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Keep reading!!

    • By SummerAutobot on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sisters of Heart and Snow

    • By: Margaret Dilloway
    • Narrated by: Tandy Cronyn, Amanda Cobb, Meredith Orlow
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rachel and Drew Snow may be sisters, but their lives have followed completely different paths. Married to a wonderful man and a mother to two strong-minded teens, Rachel hasn't returned to her childhood home since being kicked out by her strict father after an act of careless teenage rebellion. Drew, her younger sister, followed her passion for music but takes side jobs to make ends meet and longs for the stability that has always eluded her.

    Regular price: $31.49