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隣の嫁 (Tonari no Yome)

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"Tonari no Yome" by Sachio Itō is a heartwarming novel that explores the complicated relationships between neighbors and family. The story follows the lives of two couples living side-by-side, revealing the struggles and joys that come with marriage and parenthood.

The characters are wonderfully developed, each with their own flaws and strengths that make them relatable and endearing. The author's writing style is simple yet poignant, drawing readers in with its emotional depth and insightful observations about human nature.

One of the highlights of the book is the portrayal of the bond between the two women, who navigate the challenges of motherhood and marriage together. Their friendship is both heartwarming and complex, adding an interesting dynamic to the story.

Overall, "Tonari no Yome" is a touching and thought-provoking read that will resonate with readers who enjoy stories about love, friendship, and the trials of everyday life. Sachio Itō's storytelling is both captivating and thoughtful, making this novel a must-read for fans of contemporary fiction.

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農家の次男である省作は、最近、家で農作業をするようになった。その為、稲刈りなども、他の者と較べて遅い。隣家と共同で稲刈りをした時、隣家の嫁である「おとよ」さんが、助けてくれた。「おとよ」さんは、仲人に欺かれた形で、嫁に着たが、隣りの、省作に段々と引かれていく。 省作も「おとよ」さんのやさしさに、引かれ、 2人の間には、恋愛感情が芽生えてくる。
This is a love story between a farmer's son & his neighbor's wife. The scene starts at a rice reaping day. They reap rice side by side.

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