The Girl Who Wrote in Silk review ☆ 103

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The Girl Who Wrote in Silk review ☆ 103 ï ❮Download❯ ➽ The Girl Who Wrote in Silk Author Kelli Estes – 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 peeThe smallest items can hold centuries of secrets Who Wrote ePUB #180 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. What a fabulous debut novel This incorporated everything that I love about historical fiction A historical periodevent I knew nothing about characters I could root for and a convincing story tying it all together Mei Lein is one of those superbly created characters that I will continue to think about and cry over for a long time A touching story that I highly recommend I am so excited to read by Estes

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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 for. I closed the book with a tightness in my throat and sorrow in my chest The main thought swirling in my head was People really never change Maybe I'm feeling hypersensitive after all the horrible events that have happened lately in the cause of hatred; a mass shooting murder of a respected British MP threats against mosues in a local city and some of the day to day vitriol spewed in social media comments Increasingly I uestion where has compassion gone in our society It wasn't found in Pacific Northwest society in the 1880 1890s and probably later than that for the Chinese peoples living and supporting the cities there The Girl Who Wrote in Silk highlights a perhaps lesser known period of United States history in which legislation was passed reuiring the deportation of Chinese people back to China It mentions legislation in which it was forbidden to hire Chinese workers for business owners Mass deportation crimes against a people violence death and social prejudices that should make everyone of us suirm in shame I know I did as I read this book It was truly a shameful period in history But Estes also highlights the human capacity to forgive and remember the mistakes made by forebears so not repeat them again If only this was true across the test of time as history seems to repeat itself just using different racescultures as scapegoats However in the case of Inara Erickson as she explores her family's history which turns dark; she discovers redemption in an attempt to right a wrong done to a Chinese family many years ago Inara's story intertwines with the telling of Mei Lien's story which begins in the late 1880s in Seattle Inara discovers an embroidered sleeve hidden in the floor boards of her family's estate that she is restoring to a boutiue hotel When she contacts a local professor regarding the find; she embarks on a journey of discovery in Mei Lien's life loves and heartbreak When the Mei's story takes a deeply personal turn for Inara choices have to be made Choices based on justice decency secrets and love

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The Girl Who Wrote in SilkCe The Girl PDF her to make an impossible choice Inspired by true events Kelli Estes' 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 Listening Length hours and minut. I read this for my book club otherwise I imagine I probably would have dropped it the first time Inara does a google search and the author dutifully records all of her search term variations No okay no The book is plagued with mediocre writing and research and the plot suffers from cliché coincidence and sappy romance I love the Pacific Northwest It's one of my favorite places to visit but Estes punts on the setting and honestly the book could have been set on any island I'm thinking specifically of Gemini and Astoria which really captured the feel the atmosphere of the area The book is riddled with missteps from the minor hiking wasn't in common usage until the 1940s prior to that it was walking or mountaineering to the hysterical shipping magnate daughter Inara worries about her student loans and math makes a character approximately 118 yet it isn't mentioned that she's unspeakably old Let's not even start on the internalized racism of Mei Lein referring to herself as slant eyed Toss on to the pile that Estes warped Seattle's history to fit her plot and I would be hard pressed to find any value to this book Seriously the only thing that caught it that extra star is the scene where Mei Lein says goodbye to her child and Estes writes of it movingly Otherwise this would be on the would use as toliet paper 1 star list As I often find is the case however book discussion was an absolute hoot Most of the group liked it better than I did but neither the romance nor the heavy coincidences were well favored and people with expertise in other area pointed out a couple of flaws I hadn't noticedhand waved Pass on this one