Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Publish date: December 12th 2011
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
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Let's see if I can form coherent sentences yet (I've had the flu and I still feel awful)...I've wanted to read something by Lisa See for a long time, and I finally decided to do it back in December. So, I read some reviews of a few of her books and eventually chose this one to start. It took me quit...
This book made me feel sick. The description of the foot binding. Ugh. It's sickening. Even worse than corsets.I also found myself becoming frustrated with Lily's constant insistence that she was in the wrong in her actions toward Snow Flower. She was wrong at times, but Snow Flower was also wrong a...
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is essentially the story of two women and their sworn friendship in 19th century China. I was both captivated and horrified by the life that these woman, and the others around them, had to endure. I’ve not read many books based in Chinese historical fiction, but I’ve r...
Such a great story of friendship and childhood!
This book is lovely. Simply lovely.We follow Snow Flower and Lily, pledged in a lifelong laotong friendship from the early days of their foot binding. Through growing up, betrothal, marriage, children, love, war, and loss they share their lives and their secrets, until misunderstanding and pride t...