I'm pretty ambivalent on American Housewife. The writing was beautiful and the progression of one of the view point characters- Sue- was fascinating to me. I just don't know how many more asian-american mother daughter saga's I can read. They're almost always about the asian immigrant mother regretting her life and the sacrifices she's made for her screwed up children. Despite the fact that they usually come to a positive resolution the melancholia of the beginning sets the pace of the entire story. Forgive me if that sounds over dramatic but it's been almost categorically true.