Kelli Estes, author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

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Kelli Estes, author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

 The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets...

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an intricately embroidered piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lien, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lien tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core — and force her to make an impossible choice.

Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories.

 

“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful, elegiac novel, as finely and delicately woven as the title suggests. Kellie Estes spins a spellbinding tale that illuminates the past in all its brutality and beauty, and the humanity that binds us all together.—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of the Beekeeper’s Ball

 

 

Kelli Estes lived in the deserts of eastern Washington state and Arizona before settling in the Seattle area, which she loves so much she plans to forever live near the water. She’s passionate about stories that help us see how the past shaped who we are today, and how we all have more in common than not. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

This is her first novel.

 



 

 

Please join us at Oak Hollow Gallery for a reading, signing, and Q&A.  Refreshments will be served!

Event date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5631 Summitview
Yakima, WA 98908