A Bride's Story

  • Type: Books
  • By: Kaoru Mori
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
  • Recommended by: Andy B.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780316180993
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An engaging historical slice of life manga for people who don't read manga

A Bride's Story is an historical romance manga, set in 19th century Central Asia. The story initially focuses on the Eihon family, a village dwelling family that has recently welcomed a nomadic bride (Amir) for their 12 year old son (Karluk). The presence of a young English researcher, Henry Smith, provides an avenue to teach the reader all about life on the Central Asian steppes. The book uses relationships as a means to explore the customs and day-to-day life of both settled and nomadic communities. Kaoru Mori always finds a way to keep things light, even while addressing topics of both emotional and material significance. Whether you like history, graphic novels/manga, gentle romances, or learning about new cultures, this series is for you.