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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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Jun 22, 2010

it was amazing
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What a wonderful book! I am half Japanese and I hate to say that I never really knew that much about the Geisha culture. Golden did a wonderful job telling the story of Sayuri as well as educating the reader of the traditions and the culture during the WWII era in Japan. At times it was almost too hard to read for me, since I felt so deeply for the characters.
I would recommend it to anyone that is a little curious about the Geisha Culture, but wants to have a little love story mixed in with their history lesson.
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Irene Isn't it amazing that this book was written by a male author?

Tara It is. He did a wonderful job capturing their feelings. It was a book that I took the time to listen to the Acknowledgments. So interesting!

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