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Women of the Silk Hardcover – 1 Oct 1991

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr (Oct. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312064659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312064655
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,391,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Enlivened with an engrossing richness of detail, "Women of the Silk" provides a revealing look at the life and customs of China . . . succinct and delicate."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Evocative . . . warm-hearted."--"Washington Post Book World"
"A soft ring of feminism . . . languorous, almost dreamlike quality."--"Booklist"
"One of the lovliest first novels published this year."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"A first novel exceptional for its exquisite writing and for its rich portrait of a woman's life in a China now lost. Her story is rendered with exceptional grace, with the clear, shining dignity of legend or song; Tsukiyama lends her voice to figures of women emboldened by their dream of growth and personal power."--"Ingram"


Enlivened with an engrossing richness of detail, "Women of the Silk" provides a revealing look at the life and customs of China . . . succinct and delicate. "The New York Times Book Review"

Evocative . . . warm-hearted. "Washington Post Book World"

A soft ring of feminism . . . languorous, almost dreamlike quality. "Booklist"

One of the lovliest first novels published this year. "San Francisco Chronicle"

A first novel exceptional for its exquisite writing and for its rich portrait of a woman's life in a China now lost. Her story is rendered with exceptional grace, with the clear, shining dignity of legend or song; Tsukiyama lends her voice to figures of women emboldened by their dream of growth and personal power. "Ingram""

"Enlivened with an engrossing richness of detail, Women of the Silk provides a revealing look at the life and customs of China . . . succinct and delicate." --The New York Times Book Review

"Evocative . . . warm-hearted." --Washington Post Book World

"A soft ring of feminism . . . languorous, almost dreamlike quality." --Booklist

"One of the lovliest first novels published this year." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A first novel exceptional for its exquisite writing and for its rich portrait of a woman's life in a China now lost. Her story is rendered with exceptional grace, with the clear, shining dignity of legend or song; Tsukiyama lends her voice to figures of women emboldened by their dream of growth and personal power." --Ingram



-Enlivened with an engrossing richness of detail, Women of the Silk provides a revealing look at the life and customs of China . . . succinct and delicate.- --The New York Times Book Review

-Evocative . . . warm-hearted.- --Washington Post Book World

-A soft ring of feminism . . . languorous, almost dreamlike quality.- --Booklist

-One of the lovliest first novels published this year.- --San Francisco Chronicle

-A first novel exceptional for its exquisite writing and for its rich portrait of a woman's life in a China now lost. Her story is rendered with exceptional grace, with the clear, shining dignity of legend or song; Tsukiyama lends her voice to figures of women emboldened by their dream of growth and personal power.- --Ingram

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Born to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father in San Francisco, Gail Tsukiyama now lives in El Cerrito, California. Her novels include Dreaming Water, The Language of Threads, The Samurai's Garden, and Night of Many Dreams. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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