Summary

The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets.
Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core - and force her to make an impossible choice.
Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes' brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing and the power of our own stories.
©2015 Kelli Estes (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"Narrator Emily Woo Zeller delivers a riveting performance of Estes's ambitious debut novel." ( AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Claudine on 04-12-15

Very intriguing

I enjoyed the mystery, the historical lessons and the tragic and healing aspects of this story. Although fiction, it was based on some historical events that took place in the United States. I thought the author did a great job weaving the past and present together in such an intriguing manner. It was definitely and enjoyable read/listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on 11-12-15

1880s Washington Territory and Chinese Exclusion

Before listening to The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, I had never heard of the Chinese Exclusion Act . . . as many Chinese immigrated to the US, they were instrumental in the completion of the transcontinental railroad, they worked in the mining industry and became respected, hard working members of American society . . . then as the economy weakened, and employment became scarce, the Chinese were increasingly discriminated against . . . the story, based on historical facts, moves between current day and the late 1800s . . . set on an island in Puget Sound off Washington State . . . It is a tale of longing and love between a parent and a child, transcending generations, and it reaches through the ages . . . don't miss it . . .

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