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Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage Contemporaries)


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Arthur Golden was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated at Harvard College, where he received a degree in art history, specializing in Japanese art. In 1980 he earned an M.A. in Japanese history from Columbia University, where he also learned Mandarin Chinese. Following a summer at Beijing University, he worked in Tokyo, and, after returning to the United States, earned an M.A. in English from Boston University. He resides in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

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morris.jackie, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by morris.jackie)
book was interesting -things i never new about geisha-heart warming book-educational!
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As a fan of all things Japanese, Memoirs of a Geisha left a lasting impression in my mind. This is one of the rare books that I could read over and over again and never grow tired. It is the story of a young Japanese girl who is sold to a Geisha House in order to help her family survive. You see the young girl blossom into a beautiful Geisha over time and it pulls at your heartstrings. I believe that Memoirs of a Geisha should definitely win the book of the decade.
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Emotionally captivating and gripping novel, one of those books that keeps you up all night. Full of pathos and joy. Well-researched and detailed view of a world gone by.
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Product Details

Golden, Arthur
Historical fiction
Women -- Japan.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
November 8, 2005
Grade Level:
8.06x5.14x1.00 in. .72 lbs.

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