The Commoner

The Commoner
by John Burnham Schwartz

Based on the life of Japan’s Empress Michiko, THE COMMONER explores the truth behind the fairy tale of a commoner marrying into the Japanese imperial family. A tale of love, duty, isolation, tragedy, and prejudice, this moving novel examines the awesome highs and incredible lows of modern royalty, especially for the women who marry into it.

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