Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of Memoirs of a Geisha:

The path a Geisha walked through Imperial Japan, WWII, and the aftermath of the bomb.

My favorite Arthur Golden quote from the book:

"We can never flee the misery that is within us."

Questions to ponder while reading the book:

What things have decided your destiny?

How have you chosen your path?

My review of Memoirs of a Geisha:

A compelling story.

Well-researched historical fiction.

Just barely scratches the complexity of Imperial Japan.


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