Book :: Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
By: Arthur Golden
Pages: 434
Published: 1997
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a...

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forline forline

read when first came out for bookclub!

Jan 5th, 2018

sanayhs sanayhs

Apr 13th, 2017

lgpduluth lgpduluth

The story is well put together, beautiful; the novel crafts a story that is unlike most I have read and unlike most will get a glimpse of living in the west. Though not written by an actual Geisha, I trust the author's credentials enough to accept the gorgeous story as a peek into what the lives of the geisha could have been like.

Feb 11th, 2017

red13x red13x

Gorgeous story, hard to put down. Highly recommended!

Sep 13th, 2016

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Jun 19th, 2015

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Nov 27th, 2014

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Jul 25th, 2014

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May 1st, 2014

lanigan lanigan

Feb 15th, 2014

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My favourite book ever. It provides a realist, juicy account of life for geisha in Japan and how the war took its toll on those who lived there. This book is a true masterpiece and I hope for the sake of future generations that people never stop reading it.

Mar 22nd, 2013

Jenluvsam Jenluvsam

This was a wonderful book that I could not put down. I felt the movie did not do it justice

Mar 11th, 2013

aishae aishae

Very decent book with a leading to wrong thoughts title.

Mar 4th, 2013

beautifull book, well writen :)

Feb 12th, 2013

Memoirs of a Geisha appears on these lists...

39th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

62nd on The Big Read by BBC