Tuesday, January 5, 2016

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intro...

Meet Me in Venice by Suzanne Ma

Never in her life had she been so determined to accomplish something. Anything, really. In China, things were easy. But here, in Italy, nothing was.

She had been working in the bar for less than a week when the skin on her hands started to peel. Little bits of skin, translucent and pink, flaked off like Parmesan cheese. Then the cracks appeared. Tiny fissures ruptured at the joints and split her knuckles open. She started to bleed. Everyone told Ye Pei it was normal.

I am going to read this. It is amazing to me the hardship and pain immigrants are willing to endure to find a better life.


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    1. I also am counting this as my first book of 2016.

  2. This sounds really good! It amazes me too. They endure so much--and usually for so little. I hope you enjoy this book.

    1. My niece recommended this book. She lives in B.C.

  3. Sorry, I missed this last week. I never heard of this author or book, but it sounds like it has potential. Thanks for joining us.

  4. The author was in Vancouver, B.C. My niece saw her and bought the book and recommended it to me.