Title: Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Finished: August 23, 2009
My first 1,001 book in quite awhile. What started out slow and unsure, slowly developed into a beautiful tale of survival and love.
The story brings the life of a young girl, sold from her family into servitude, the potential to become a geisha and have a somewhat of a life, not living in poverty. While reading it’s almost hard not to imagine that the book is true, the words are true, and everything about the lives of the characters truly happened.
I have had this book on my shelf since high school, many years, and anticipated reading it, which now more than ever I am glad I did. I look forward to watching the movie to see differences or even to more fully understand the story and the emotion behind forbidden love.
Highly recommend. A new classic.
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