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Genres :Fiction , Romance , Literary Fiction , Adult
Published By : Vintage
Published On : Nov 08, 2005
ISBN : 0307275167 (ISBN13: 9780307275165)
Format :Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages : 428
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    “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”
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    “This is why dreams can be such dangerous things: they smolder on like a fire does, and sometimes they consume us completely.”
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    “He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.”
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    “Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.”
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    “I don't know when we'll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.”
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  • Though incomparable in its view of a geisha's life behind the scenes, the story loses immediacy as it goes along.

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  • ...the Pretty Woman style happy ending is a little disappointing. I had hoped she would be a strong woman and set out on her own. I concede that was probably personal taste. Plenty of people love that sort of story, and this is a good one of its kind.

    Nov 14, 2005 Read full review
  • This book is captivating, seductive, beautiful and horrific and definitely worth reading. But women readers should be forewarned: the life of a Geisha during World War II was not all song and dance...

    Nov 03, 2011 Read full review
  • Once in awhile there comes a story so completely transporting that, from the exhilarating experience of reading it, you emerge almost wordless. A review cannot fully describe what is indescribably beautiful.

    May 09, 2014 Read full review
  • Memoirs of a Geisha is a wonderful book, full of beautiful descriptions and a page turning story. It is written as if it is a true story, and the voice is very believable.

    May 09, 2014 Read full review
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