Sunday, September 29, 2013

Poker Bride - Christopher Corbett

Sub-title: The first Chinese in the Wild West

This book was mis-leading.  It purports to tell the story of a young immigrant Chinese woman who is won in a poker game by a gold rush gambler.  There is no story - it's merely the hook to get the reader to buy the book.  It's really about the Chinese in the west with a lot of disjointed news and historical bits and allusions to the woman but no further details.  I didn't finish it and wouldn't recommend it.

Published: 2011  Read: (but not finished) September 2013   Genre: non-fiction, history

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