An engaging, richly textured first novel spanning time and place. In 1923, two English missionary sisters travel to western China; their experiences connect 80 years later with a woman in London. Joinson evokes intellectual and emotional differences, and cultural and physical landscapes, that divide but transform our lives. — Louise Jones
June 2012 Indie Next List
“Two worlds collide with the discovery of a mysterious inheritance. On one side of the globe in the 1920s, three young women embark on an adventure along the famous Silk Road. On the other side of the world in present day London, two young strangers bond over a beautiful illustration with a history. Decades of family tradition and mystery become unraveled as the stories come crashing together.”
— Morgan Kiedrowski, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
Like "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" or "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," a wondrous, richly conceived, irresistible debut novel that sweeps the reader away to a different world.
About the Author
Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council, specializing in the Middle East, North Africa, and China, and she is the Arts Council-funded writer-in-residence at Shoreham Airport in the UK. Her personal blog can be found online at http: //delicatelittlebirds.wordpress.com, and she tweets at @suzyjoinson. Visit her Web site at www.suzannejoinson.com.