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Women of the Silk
Women of the Silk
Author: Gail Tsukiyama
In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and f...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312099435
ISBN-10: 0312099436
Publication Date: 10/15/1993
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 232 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
Fascinating tale of females in China. A girl child's fate to be left at the doorstep of a silk factory in the mid-20's. Readers will have a chance to watch Pei grow and the learn of the life of a silk worker in China. Wonderful.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great read for a rainy weekend. Loved this book set in early 20th century rural China.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a pretty straight forward book about a "spirited" daughter who was sold by her family. I found that the author made this almost seem to easy for the heroine to get used to and become good at it.Though I found the book well written and gave me some iinsight on the silk trade.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoy reading books about the Asian culture and if you are, too, then this won't disappoint. Enjoyable and informational, too!
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Helpful Score: 2
good book to read if you like amy tan.
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Excellent read. Felt like I was there- at that time- in that place.
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I really liked this book. Made me appreciate our life in America . These women were strong. It's a great story You won't be dissappointed with this author. Read the Language of Threads too.
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Details the lives of Chinese girls sent away to work in the silk factories in the early 1900s. Rife with super ambiguous sexual undertones, this book describes a successful labor union (which would be really cool if it happened in real life), and a sisterhood ritual for those who choose against marriage. Very abrupt ending, maybe it's supposed to be a series but I'm not interested enough to see what happens to these characters after they escape the Japanese invasion for Hong Kong.


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