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A bride's story. Volume 3
Mori, Kaoru, 1978-
Personal Author:
First Yen Press edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Yen ; London : Little, Brown [distributor], 2012.
Physical Description:
206 pages: chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
"A young widow, Talas opens her home to the researcher Mr. Smith, who has ventured to her town to continue his studies. However, when Talas's uncle begins to see Smith as an impediment to his plans to wed his son to Talas, the old man's schemes land the Englishman in prison! Far from friends and even farther from home, Smith's outlook seems grim" -- from publisher's web site.
General Note:
Book reads from right to left in the traditional Japanese format.

"First published in Japan in 2011 by ENTERBRAIN, Inc., Tokyo."

Translated from the Japanese.
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(Volume 1)
Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori (Emma, Shirley) brings the nineteenth-century Silk Road to lavish life, chronicling the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.

Author Notes

Kaoru Mori's previous series, Emma , about a maid and a gentleman in Victorian England, has been lauded by Library Journa l and was named to the YALSA Great Graphic Novels list. A Bride's Story has only broadened her fan base in Japan and the U.S. with its elegant style and delicate story.

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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Life is busy in nineteenth-century Central Asia for 20-year-old Amir as she settles into her new role as a bride and gets to know her 12-year-old husband, Karluk. But her happiness is threatened when her nomadic family decide they need her back, seeing a more profitable marriage arrangement. Mori's artistic skill and love for this time period are evident in every pen stroke of this lush hardcover manga. The highly detailed clothes, rugs, and woodwork of the Caucasus region are brought to vibrant life, encouraging readers to linger over the panels. A five-page fox hunt, told entirely through movements, immerses readers in the quiet attention of the highly tuned skills on display. By the end of this first volume, the plot is only beginning to bloom, but there is ample enjoyment in watching the small, everyday activities that make up the family's life laundry, hunting, raising children. Amir's cheerfulness is infectious, both to her new family and to readers. There is some nudity, and the age difference between Amir and her husband might raise eyebrows, but the strong female characters and unique historical setting make this manga a terrific addition to teen or adult collections.--Wildsmith, Sno. Copyright 2010 Booklist