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A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
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Feb 20, 12

Read from February 14 to 20, 2012

3.5 Actually two stories, the first in 1923 in Turkestan and the second in the present. The first story started quickly, with Millicent, an dictatorial missionary and two sisters stranded in Kasgar. The second story started out slower but I ended up liking it more. Loved the history, the clashes between Christians and Muslims as well as the political climate under a Chinese ruled Turkistan. Frieda and Tayeb were my favorite characters and both stories highlighted the importance of family history as well as trying to break culture barriers when you are a stranger to that country. Beautifully written this was a most interesting and different read. ARC from NetGalley.

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02/16/2012 page 110
02/16/2012 page 200
66.0% "It is the selflessness of mothers and wives, I suppose, carving rooms inside oneself and allowing love to come running into them like water."
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