Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lady cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

I should know better than to pick up a book just because it has a bicycle on the front. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar has almost nothing to do with bicycling. It also has very little to do with Kashgar (a Muslim, Western Chinese city.) What does that leave? "Lady Guide". Yep. This is a piece of chick-lit set in both the early 1900s and the current day. The old Lady was a "missionary" in Kashgar. However, the natives are just "extras" in this story about her coming to grips with herself and others. The modern girl eventually discovers that the old lady is her "ancestor". The generations of women all have the desire for exploration which in part leads to dysfunctional relationships with the other people in their life. It was not my type of story.

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