Several years ago I wrote ‘The Secrets of Jin-shei‘, a novel about sisterhood that was embraced by readers all over the world and received some astonishing critical attention.
The Secrets of Jin-shei cover“Combine ‘The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ with ‘The Joy Luck Club,’ add elements of ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,’ and you have this astonishing novel.” ~ China Books
“This evocative novel is sure to be popular with fans of Amy Tan, Gail Tsukiyama, and even Marion Zimmer Bradley,” … a perfect genre-buster… highly recommended.” ~ Library Journal
(It’s still available and you can buy it HERE)
It comes to mind now because of a story in Flavorwire by Emily Temple

25 Fascinating Female Friendships in Literature

“It’s amazing to me how rare it still is to find complex female friendships in literature for adults (YA has it a little more locked), and even the whiff of a good one can send me straight to the bookstore,” she says. “In case you’ve been having the same feeling, here are 25 books that investigate female friendship in one form or another. More please.”Sisterhood montage
If anyone wants to suggest ‘The Secrets of Jin-shei’… Well, she did ask.
You can see her selections at Flavorwire HERE
Some time ago, Katherine Brooks offered at the Huffington Post

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down
Uplifting Books montage

Everyone need a pick-me-up now and then, so wander over to Huffpost and check out her selections HERE
Quote of the Day
Bookshops and pubs, together with post offices and schools, are the four pillars upon which a local community is built and to my mind no fragile friendship built online can compete.” ~ Author Richard Watson
…of course, I don’t entirely agree. Friendships I built online are anything but fragile – some have lasted decades, one has morphed into marriage. Bookshops and pubs and schools and post offices are good, though. There’s nothing like an educated human reading a book over a nice drink in a friendly local with a check that the post office just delivered (or a letter from one of those distant friends) in their pocket….
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