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"Such a beautiful, intense, and lively novel about Japan that has not been seen since Memoirs of a Geisha." —THE BOOKSELLER

The #1 International Bestseller & BBC Radio2 Book Club pick available in 25 languages.

Inspired by true stories, The Woman in the White Kimono is Romeo and Juliet meets Madam Butterfly as two elegant narratives intertwine: a twenty-first century investigative reporter embarks on the most personal story of her life—locating the truth about a woman with whom her father had a forbidden relationship more than a half century ago. As her father’s secret past unfolds, the truth will reveal as much about him as about the woman and baby he left behind. 

It would take a trip around the world to unravel her father’s past.

And an act of faith to face it.


Ana Johns is an award winning, international bestselling American novelist. Her first historical fiction, THE WOMAN IN THE WHITE KIMONO, published with critical acclaim in over 25 languages, has been a No.1 bestseller around the world, a BBC RADIO2 Book Club pick, Salt Lake County Library Reader's Choice winner, and a Reading Agency World Book Night 2023 selection.

When not writing, you'll find her sailing on Lake Michigan's beautiful coast or tending her Monarch Waystation and small Wildlife Habitat.


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