Memoirs of A Geisha

Memoirs of A Geisha

A Novel

Book - 1999
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A fictional memoir of a celebrated Japanese geisha describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 1999, c1997
Edition: 1st Vintage Canada ed. --
ISBN: 9780676971750
067697175X
Branch Call Number: FIC Golde
Characteristics: 434 p

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SashaE
Jun 18, 2017

A beautiful book on the culture of Geishas. It was really good!!
It was beautifully written and was REAL not a sappy love story, but actually real.
It was great.

DCPL_Lisa Mar 15, 2017

A true page turner. If you love feeling like you really know a character, you will find Suriya fascinating. The book chronicles her life from a young child in a poor village where she was sold by her father and ends up being bought by a okiya, or a geisha house. The book is masterfully written to where you feel like you're right there with Suriya as she ages and learns the geisha way of life.

kisanet18 Aug 11, 2016

An interesting and historically accurate look at the Japanese culture of geishas.

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MelHart1
Jan 13, 2015

This is one of my all time favourites. Very well written. It gives you an in depth understanding of a once secret world of a geisha.

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ZRC92
Nov 17, 2014

A wonderful and accurate story that brings you into the world of a Japanese Geisha. Absolutely immersive with character that you will never forget! A+++

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Nov 11, 2014

Beautiful writing, careful attention to historical detail, a fascinating story with compelling characters. This novel has it all!

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ABenoit
Sep 23, 2014

This was such a good book. I loved it. Really looking forward to seeing more of Golden in the fututre

bookfanatic1979 Jul 24, 2014

This is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read for a while and finally got around to it. An excellent fictional look into the secret lives of geisha. Makes me want to find a non-fiction book and learn more.

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cherilynkai
Dec 31, 2013

Could not put it down. I had seen the movie and it was important to me to read the original writing. EXCELLENT book.

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vwruleschick
Nov 05, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story of Sayuri again (as I read this back when it was first released). You meet a child who has little, but it is enough. But circumstances bring her to Kyoto whereby she sees into the world of the geishas, their artistry, their demanding regiments (hair, shoes, presentation, arts, etc). Love how the author allows us to peak into their lives and how they are feeling, but also allows the outside world to seep in. Recommend.

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