Friday Book Recommendation

by jeanineoloughlin


Written by Arthur Golden and published in 1997 this historical fiction book delves into the mysterious world of the Japanese Geisha in the pre and post World War 2. The character Chiyo faces the peril and glamour of the Geisha lifestyle beginning at the age of nine. The book is written, as the title suggests, in the style of a memoir. I devoured this book in the span of three days and was completely consumed by both the historical references and the twists and turns the novel has. The details of this life kept in mystery and fascinating to many of us from the Western cultures.