Captivating Beginning

I haven’t read much of the novel, Memoirs of a Geisha yet, but so far I am very intrigued by the writing style.  Arthur Golden has done a superb job of creating such a likable narrator who can hook the reader right from the start.  His writing is exquisite.  The book starts off by introducing the narrator Sakamoto Chiyo, a young girl from Yoroido, Japan.  Her mother is gravely ill and there doesn’t seem much hope for a recovery.  In addition her father is old and Chiyo’s older sister is not old enough to raise young Chiyo, especially since the family is not well off.  Can’t wait to see how this shakes out.  Like I said, I’m hooked….

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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1 Response to Captivating Beginning

  1. I agree. I read this book quite some time ago and I loved it!

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