A Bride's Story

A Bride's Story

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As she and her husband adjust to their arranged marriage, 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.
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2011-
ISBN: 9780316180993
9781975327989
9780316562621
9780316317627
9780316336109
9780316243094
9780316232036
9780316210348
9780316194464
Characteristics: v. :,chiefly ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Flanagan, William

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LPL_Teens Aug 02, 2015

Strong female character who fights hard to accomplish her goal.


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glassblower_45
Apr 17, 2017

A painstakingly detailed work that reaps its rewards in beauty and authenticity. Mangaka Kaoru Mori transports you into 19th century Turkic Central Asia, a place not often visited or thought about in the west. A Bride's Story is worthy of its hardcover treatment from Zen Press (where most manga are usually treated to paperback by any publisher).

mvkramer Sep 19, 2013

Beautiful art and a touching, character-driven story. I could read it again and again! If you love historical fiction, light romance and exotic cultures, check it out.

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vascodegato
Jan 06, 2013

Very well one, artwork is superb and the story the same

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Kayleigh_K
Nov 16, 2012

One of the most gorgeous manga I have read in a long time. Beautiful artwork, well-researched history, and great writing. The author's love of history and rich, vivid details really shine. The story itself is also unusual: on the steppes of Central Asia in the 1800s, a 20-year-old girl gets used to her arranged marriage to a 12-year-old boy of another tribe. More than anything a gentle exploration of daily life for these people, A Bride's Story is a gentle, wonderful read.

Library_Dragon Oct 19, 2012

One of the most gorgeous manga I have read in a long time. Beautiful artwork, well-researched history, and great writing. The author's love of history and rich, vivid details really shine. The story itself is also unusual: on the steppes of Central Asia in the 1800s, a 20-year-old girl gets used to her arranged marriage to a 12-year-old boy of another tribe. More than anything a gentle exploration of daily life for these people, A Bride's Story is a gentle, wonderful read.

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glassblower_45
Mar 20, 2017

glassblower_45 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

LocketLibrarian Dec 29, 2011

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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glassblower_45
Apr 17, 2017

"You didn't show up to the wedding. . .so I wondered what you might want at this late date. . .and this is what you've com to talk about!?. . .Even if there was some "error" on your part. . .we have received her into our family! That should be the end of it! We have no dissatisfaction with the girl. . .and now she is a valued member of our house! You don't return a family member just because someone strolls in and demands it!"
---Volume 1, Chapter 4 "We Want Amir Returned"

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glassblower_45
Apr 17, 2017

"Just now! That bird stole that!"
"Ahh. . .It's probably making a nest. It's where the eggs sleep. You've got a bed to sleep on too, right, kid? A nest is a bird's bed."
---Volume 1, Chapter 2 "The Charm"

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mvkramer Sep 19, 2013

Set in the 19th-century, this book sends you back in time to follow the life of a young couple in Central Asia. 20-year-old Amir is sent from her semi-nomadic tribe to marry 12-year-old Karluk Eihon. Despite age and cultural differences, optimistic Amir settles into her new life and her new family. Just when she develops some real friendships, however, her older brother comes to take her back and marry her to someone else -- in a tribe known for their cruelty to women. Will he succeed in breaking up the new couple?

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glassblower_45
Apr 17, 2017

Other: Nudity. You will see what makes a woman in bath scenes. Such portrayals, however, are integral to the storytelling, rather than someone making an excuse to show naked bodies. Topless men too a few times, if one is sensitive to such things.

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