Told in the voice of Haruko, meticulously researched and superbly imagined, The Commoner is the mesmerizing, moving, and surprising story of a brutally rarified and controlled existence at once hidden and exposed, and of a complex relationship between two isolated women who, despite being visible to all, are truly understood only by each other. With the unerring skill of a master storyteller, John Burnham Schwartz has written his finest novel yet.
This edition also contains The Commoner
About: In this national bestseller from the author ofÂ Reservation Road,Â a young woman, Haruko, becomes the first nonaristocratic woman to penetrate the Japanese monarchy.
This edition also contains Lead-Up Games to Team Sports, The Commoner
About: Diagramed instructions for a wide variety of games tailored to all grade levels for the development of the basic skills and strategies needed for nine standard team sports
About: In 1959, Haruko marries the Crown Prince of Japan, becoming the first commoner to enter the mysterious and reclusive world of Japanese royalty, confronting the cruelty and suspicions of the court, until, three decades later, she helps arrange the marriage of her son, in a novel inspired by the real-life stories of the reigning empress and crown princess of Japan.
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