Advance reader reviews of A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson.

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

A Novel

By Suzanne Joinson

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
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  • Published in USA  May 2012,
    384 pages.

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  • Grace W. (Corona del Mar, CA)


    Amazing women in amazing times
    Suzanne Joinson's novel is engaging, weaving an adroitly balanced story set in the time frames of 1923 and today. The book grabbed me at the first page and kept my interest throughout. The pacing between the two time periods was exceptionally well done. The characters and locations, as well as the tensions between the Moslem and Christian worlds, came to life on the page. My only let-down was that the book ended. Ms. Joinson left me wanting to read her next book.
  • Anne B. (Carson City, NV)


    A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
    This book was very interesting moving back and forth as it does between present day London and 1923 Turkistan. There is a little mystery, a little romance, some intrigue and danger. The author did a great job of describing the 1923 desert landscape and made me feel like I was there. I had a little problem with a couple of the important, but not major, characters in that I wanted to know more about them and what motivated them. The main characters were very well drawn however. I think this might be a good book for a book club because there is a lot of meat to the story with a lot to talk about.
  • Sharon B. (Rome, GA)


    A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
    The action starts in the first few pages of this debut novel with the birth of a baby in the desert. Eva continues her story of living at a mission in a remote village in China in 1923 through her journal of notes intended for publication as a travel book. The hardships and intrigues of this adventure pull the reader in immediately.
       The alternating third-person account of Frieda, a businesswoman in present-day London who is left a mysterious inheritance, is a little slower to get into, but about halfway through the book I could not put it down and was eager to find out what happens to both of these women.
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