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A lady cyclist's guide to Kashgar : a novel / Suzanne Joinson.

Joinson, Suzanne. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library JOI (Text) 33500010796704 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library JOI (Text) 33500010796712 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781608198115
  • ISBN: 1608198111
  • ISBN: 1408825147
  • ISBN: 9781408825143
  • ISBN: 1408825201
  • ISBN: 9781408825204
  • Physical Description: 374 p. : map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In 1923, devout Eva English and her not-so-religious sister Lizzie embark on a journey to be missionaries in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 April #2
    Joinson's debut opens with a dramatic birth whose repercussions are felt for decades. The novel begins in 1923, with the story of two missionary sisters, Eva and Lizzie English. The pair and their leader, Millicent, are traveling to the Chinese city of Kashgar, where they will serve as missionaries and where Eva hopes to secretly write a cycling guide. Their journey is irrevocably altered when Millicent assists a young girl giving birth. When Eva, Lizzie, and Millicent are suddenly detained after the mother's death, their future remains uncertain. Shifting to modern-day London, Joinson picks up the story of Middle Eastern scholar Frieda, who returns home after months of travel to discover that an apartment has been left to her by a woman she has never met. Alternating between Frieda's and Eva's voices, Joinson slowly reveals what connects Frieda to the fateful desert birth decades before. This complex and involving historical novel examines the idea of home, the consequences of exile, the connection between mother and daughter, and the power dynamics of sexual relationships. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council, specializing in the Middle East, North Africa, and China, and she is the Arts Council-funded writer-in-residence at Shoreham Airport in the UK. Her personal blog can be found online at, and she tweets at @suzyjoinson. Visit her Web site at

Subject: Women missionaries > Fiction.
Women > Social conditions > 20th century > Fiction.
Kashi (China) > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Christian missionaries > Fiction.
Women > Social conditions > Fiction.
Kashi (China) > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Adventure fiction.
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