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A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar: A Novel (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Suzanne Joinson

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Title:A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar: A Novel
Authors:Suzanne Joinson
Info:Bloomsbury USA (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 384 pages
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This story was very involved and I struggled to get through it. My mind kept going back to the Kashmir Shawl which was also along similar lines with missionaries then, and relatives now.

I think the title of this book was misleading as it gave a promise of something else.

This is a good book and is nicely written, but it did not suit my reading.

(Won in giveaways) ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
This story was very involved and I struggled to get through it. My mind kept going back to the Kashmir Shawl which was also along similar lines with missionaries then, and relatives now.

I think the title of this book was misleading as it gave a promise of something else.

This is a good book and is nicely written, but it did not suit my reading.

(Won in giveaways) ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
This story was very involved and I struggled to get through it. My mind kept going back to the Kashmir Shawl which was also along similar lines with missionaries then, and relatives now.

I think the title of this book was misleading as it gave a promise of something else.

This is a good book and is nicely written, but it did not suit my reading.

(Won in giveaways) ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
This story was very involved and I struggled to get through it. My mind kept going back to the Kashmir Shawl which was also along similar lines with missionaries then, and relatives now.

I think the title of this book was misleading as it gave a promise of something else.

This is a good book and is nicely written, but it did not suit my reading.

(Won in giveaways) ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
This story was very involved and I struggled to get through it. My mind kept going back to the Kashmir Shawl which was also along similar lines with missionaries then, and relatives now.

I think the title of this book was misleading as it gave a promise of something else.

This is a good book and is nicely written, but it did not suit my reading.

(Won in giveaways) ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
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It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva’s motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure.

In present day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded and an exquisite drawing of a bird with a long feathery tail, some delicate Arabic writing, and a boat made out of a flock of seagulls on her wall. Tayeb, in flight from his Yemeni homeland, befriends Frieda and, when she learns she has inherited the contents of an apartment belonging to a dead woman she has never heard of, they embark on an unexpected journey together.

A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar explores the fault lines that appear when traditions from different parts of an increasingly globalized world crash into one other. Beautifully written, and peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, the novel interweaves the stories of Frieda and Eva, gradually revealing the links between them and the ways in which they each challenge and negotiate the restrictions of their societies as they make their hard-won way toward home. A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar marks the debut of a wonderfully talented new writer.
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In 1923, devout Eva English and her not-so-religious sister Lizzie embark on a journey to be missionaries in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar.

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