The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
by Kelli Estes
Pub Date 01 Jul 2015
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's 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.
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"The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful, elegiac novel as finely and delicately woven as the title suggests. Kelli Estes spins a spellbinding tale that illuminates the past in all its brutality and beauty, and the humanity that binds us all together." — Susan Wiggs #1 New York Times bestselling author
"The Girl Who Wrote In Silk is a beautiful story that brought
me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the
human spirit, and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the
threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and
bind our hearts forever."
— Susanna Kearsley, bestselling author of A Desperate Fortune and The Firebird