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Author: Kelli Estes Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781504606004
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The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets.

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt’s island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched 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 Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein 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’ 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide and bind our hearts forever.”

    Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The interconnected lives of women a century apart is at the center of Estes’ tragic yet uplifting novel…Estes sheds light on a dark period in Seattle’s history that is sure to interest those seeking unusual historical details long hidden from history books.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Loosely based on historical fact, this eye-opening and beautifully written novel will captivate listeners. Beautifully narrated by Emily Woo Zeller, who helps bring the story alive with her delicate, yet masterful voicing.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Mesmerizing…Inspired by true events, Estes’ novel looks deep into the heart of one family. Carefully crafted and perfectly paced, the novel takes readers on a deeply satisfying, memorable journey. Part mystery and part romance, the novel is also a fascinating look at an often forgotten period of Pacific Northwest history and a moving reminder of the stories we all share.”


  • “A pleasing blend of historical fiction and contemporary drama.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Emily Woo Zeller delivers a riveting performance of Estes’ ambitious debut novel…Zeller is convincing as Inara…From the first tense moments of the prologue to the stunning conclusion, Zeller’s narration weaves a spell almost as intriguing as the sleeve’s mysterious design.”


  • “Vibrant and tragic, The Girl Who Wrote in Silk explores a horrific, little-known era in our nation’s history.”

    Margaret Dilloway, author of How to Be an American Housewife

  • An Bestseller

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About the Author

Kelli Estes lived in the deserts of eastern Washington state and Arizona before settling in the Seattle area. 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 we think.

About the Narrator

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.