Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Six Degrees of Separation from Wild Swans to The Lotus Eaters - September 2017

One more time, the links are all connected from books read by our Muse and Views book club.

After reading about Wild Swans, the first linking book would definitely have to be our last book,  Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien, a book describing one part of Mao's cultural revolution.

Follow that with another view of Mao's cultural revolution in Waiting by Ha Jin which outlines the government control in the rural countryside during the cultural revolution.

Then a link to Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie which is the story of the illiteracy resulting from that same cultural revolution.

Perhaps one could form the link then to The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi as it is the story of powerlessness and what happens at the loss of control of one's fate or future.

The next link could take us to Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. This book is a story of hardship and betrayal in 19th century China. It is also the story of friendship between women.

And for the sixth book, one that describes women's friendships and struggles would then take us to Vietnam with The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli.

1 comment:

  1. You made this chain sound too easy - I'm starting to wonder what book will stump you :-D

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