This one was a reread for me but one I enjoyed. While some may negatively critique this book, I prefer to comment on what was presented, and how it affected me. In "Women of the Silk" Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China inwhere a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. We had the great pleasure of hosting the author at the Hayward Public Library in February Aug 05, Leigh rated it it was amazing. Unless there is a custom of birth unknown to the Western world, then that might have been an interesting hook. To ask other readers questions about Women of the Silkplease sign up.
Pei is a hard worker.
Women of the Silk Summary & Study Guide
Approaching this review has been difficult for me due to my confusion over this book. We had the great pleasure of hosting the author at the Hayward Public Library in February This brought her pride, but she still struggled with feelings of being abandoned by her family. Reading about the silk factories of China in the ss was very interesting, and I like novels that take me to new places. Sometimes, after everyone was asleep, she let her tears flow freely, her face pressed into her pillow. Pei and the other girls live together, work together, earning money for their families, and they form strong bonds accepting the fact that they will never marry, but instead will retire to spinsterhood at the age of One of the things I liked so much about t 2.