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Book Review of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
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This is the first book I've read by this author and I look forward to reading another.

This is also the first book I've read about racism during the time of the Chinese Exclusion Act, how racism rose it's ugly head in the Pacific NW.

The story follows american born Mei Lien in the 1880s . The story begins where Mei Lien's father subjects her to what appears to be an unconscionable act of cruelty. This grabbed my attention immediately and made me want to know more.

The story is told in alternating pov. Mei Lien in the past and Inara Erickson, who is exploring the history of her family's property on Orca Island in the present day.

Highly recommend!!

(following borrowed from Amazon review---
Reminder that in 2023, there are (still) people in America who fear anyone who is different. The difference could be in the color of skin, or language or almond shaped eyes. Some choose to live in fear with all its negative manifestations like bigotry, anger, hatred. But not everyone. Some choose to live free, in truth.)

This is exactly why books should not be banned... the more you read and learn about history the more empathetic you become!!!