Women of the Silk

by Gail Tsukiyama | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312099436 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bayouposte of Bossier City, Louisiana USA on 3/17/2003
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bayouposte from Bossier City, Louisiana USA on Monday, March 17, 2003
I have really enjoyed all of Tsukiyama's books and find her characters well-developed and interesting. This is a novel about women in the silk industry in China and their relationships with each other. In a country and time when girl children were a burden, the silk factories provided a way for girls to earn money and possibly avoid a forced marriage. It is a quiet book, full of details, full of strong women. While the prose is not as poetic as her later novels, it is fluid and graceful.

Journal Entry 2 by bayouposte from Bossier City, Louisiana USA on Monday, March 17, 2003
On its way to Mojosmom in Chicago.

Journal Entry 3 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Tuesday, March 25, 2003
I just got this today. What a great package it was in! Bayouposte has great stamps, kids. And sent me a few along with decorating the envelope. Such fun!

Journal Entry 4 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Friday, April 18, 2003
Promised to txcajun (just as soon as I'm done)!

Journal Entry 5 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Sunday, April 20, 2003
When txcajun asked for this, I moved it to the top of my TBR pile. That was two days ago, and I've finished it already! It's that kind of book - you just want to keep going.

I knew very little about this particular period of Chinese history (the book covers the years 1919 - 1938), other than from a political standpoint, so I was interested in the social history aspects. This was a period of great change for the Chinese, and Tsukiyama does an excellent job of subtly weaving that into the daily lives of the characters.

When I closed the book, I wanted very much to know what happened next in Pei's life.

Journal Entry 6 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Monday, April 21, 2003
I just found out that I can indeed find out what happened to Pei in Hong Kong! Tsukiyama wrote such a book, The Language of Threads, which is now on my Wish List!

Released on Friday, April 25, 2003 at Controlled Release in Chicago, Illinois USA.

Sent to Txcajun. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 8 by txcajun from Carrollton, Texas USA on Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Received in the mail. I had read Dreaming Water by Tsukiyama and was extremely impressed with her writing. I wanted more! mojosmom released this book to help me quench my thirst for more Tsukiyama.

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