Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?
Nov 5, 2013-Ecco (Harper Collins)
Chapter 1 - Hidden Jade Path
"When I was seven, I knew exactly who I was: a thoroughly American girl in race, manners, and speech, whose mother, Lulu Minturn, was the only white woman who owned, a first-class courtesan house in Shanghai.
My mother named me Violet after a tiny flower she loved as a girl growing up in San Francisco, a city I have seen only in postcards. I grew to hate my name The courtesans pronounced it like the Shanghainese word vyau-la ---what you said when you wanted to get rid of something. Vyau-la! Vyau-la! greeted me everywhere."
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