Review by Brittany Carlsen, Circulation
Rating: 5 Stars!
Ever since I was a little girl, I have battled a severe case of Wanderlust. The longing for travel and adventure, new places and people I have not yet met has always filled me with a sense of incompletion; and so I read. Some books have the power to transport you to a land you may never see and set you down in the midst of a lifestyle you will never know. This book does exactly that and more.
Set in 1930's Japan, you are introduced to Sayuri, a young girl from a fishing family. As she begins her journey into the world of Geisha, you can feel the silk of her kimonos, smell the cherry blossoms in the air, taste the tea she serves to her devoting patrons and feel the longing for a love she craves, but is bound never to have. This book will be a friend, a memory. You will be so transported and mesmerized by the beauty of Arthur Golden's descriptions, it will seem as though you were right there beside Sayuri through it all.