The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

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A USA TodayBestseller!

"The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful story that brought me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever."-Susanna Kearsley,New York Timesbestselling author

Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories.

The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets...

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core -- and force her to make an impossible choice.

"A touching and tender story about discovering the past to bring peace to the present."--Duncan Jepson, author of All the Flowers in Shanghai

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781492608332
Branch Call Number: FIC Estes
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 21 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.

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EmilyEm
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.

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rebekl
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.

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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.

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wongsokguan
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.

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snowdove
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

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ERIN CHANG
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.

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99helpMe
Aug 18, 2015

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

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