Women of the Silk

Women of the Silk

Book - 1993
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Sent by her family to work in a silk factory just prior to World War II, young Pei grows to womanhood, working fifteen-hour days and sending her pay to the family who abandoned her.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [1993], c1991
ISBN: 9780312099435
0312099436
Branch Call Number: FICTION TSUKIYAMA 1993
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 21 cm

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Abandoned by her family, a young woman in pre-WW II China comes into her own, finding strength in her work & female friendship.


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Eil_1
Oct 02, 2012

As with "A Hundred Flowers", this book captured me from the start. The characters, surrounded by the culture and life as a silk worker, combined to make a journey into China's past come to life. Thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more by Tsukiyama.

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nsbookclub
Jul 22, 2012

Read April 2011

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laurelakey
Feb 15, 2011

This is a very readable book, with dynamic and believable characters. I enjoyed the friendships that were created during times of difficulty. Tsukiyama does an excellent job of drawing you into their world, and making you sympathetic to their struggles. I also admired the resiliency and strength she displayed in the characters.

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