The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

Large Print - 2016
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Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien, and a difficult truth about her about her family.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410488114
Branch Call Number: FIC ESTES 2016
Characteristics: 599 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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AL_BETSY Oct 27, 2017

Interesting premise, but the storyline was predictable with overly convenient plot twists and uninspired writing. And, shouldn't the protagonist be a "woman", not a "girl"? She was a mother, after all.

Oct 17, 2016

A friend recommended I read this for the family history research in its plot and our shared love of textiles.

This is the author’s debut novel although an interview in my paperback copy says she’s written several romance novels. I kept feeling she’d not quite left that genre behind her. Too predictable for me although I enjoyed some aspects of it.

Sep 07, 2016

This is a wonderful read - the local aspect makes it even more appealing and it is obviously well researched. If you are a fan of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet you will undoubtedly enjoy this book!

d2013 Dec 23, 2015

Good captivating story based on true events. Love the back and forth from the 1800's to modern day.

Kaycross Oct 29, 2015

The story of two girls, separated by race and time, both searching for freedom, acceptance and love whose histories finally collide in a tale of hatred, racism, love and forgiveness. A very good read.

Oct 15, 2015

Every new ethic group has experienced racial prejudices born to ignorance in the US. The courage it takes to survive is such a hostile environment is a part of US history. It's not just about the white Europeans that settled here. This book is an eye-opener.

Sep 28, 2015

I loved this book. It takes place on Orcas Island, WA. I learned a great deal about Asian history in WA. A great read. I highly recommend this book

Sep 12, 2015

This is a well written story of the tragic life of an American born Chinese girl in Tacoma during the time of the exclusion act. Told through the eyes of both the woman who embroiders her history and the woman who finds the embroidery hidden away for over 100 years and through research finds the connection between them.

Aug 18, 2015

I couldn't put down. Excellent. I appreciated the author's research.


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