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Susan Jane Gilman is a skilled writer, and her memoir of this incredible trip is an enjoyable read.
This is a story of two friends whohave just graduated from an ivy league college and decide to travel the world in 1986.
Luckily for Susan and Claire, they ran into a Chinese man named Jonnie who spoke very good English.
Amazing read. I didn't want it to end. I was right there traveling with them. I am not usually a fan of memoirs/non-fiction but this read like a page turner!! Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jennifer Havens Heston
Amazing adventure! Made me want to travel the world. The author really makes you feel as if you were right there with her. Incredible story, incredible writer.Published 9 days ago by Melanie
This is a magnificent novel; one you will remember for ages. Susan Jane Gilman is an excellent writer. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Lisa Jason
Love love love it. Learned so much, first of all -- about China, travelling in the 80s versus post-9/11, again/again about the unpredictability of human nature in the face of... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Ballsy, intelligent, bright,writing style and story line. I put this book down then went back to a year later and read it twice through, once for just the story, then to study the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield
very funny, yet sad, written about a China of long ago, yet many of the barriers to understanding were still present in my visit last month. Read morePublished 1 month ago by liz bergsten
This was an easy and good read. It was part travelogue in China (on the cheap!!!) before many traveled there, mixed with the dynamics of two college age girls... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Laird
It's very funny and entertaining, and even better than the other 2 books of hers I've read. Very good for the price too.Published 2 months ago by Molly Geib Eldridge
It was a great descriptive start. I realize this was not a novel, buy I constantly was in state of disbelief at the end. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sonja Mcgillivray