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    • chermou

      Engrossing novel about 19th century China and the relationships between women. Foot-binding description is graphic so if squeamish, skip over that part.

    • Marisa Lagrange

      Touching story about relationships among women. And a wonderful excuse to have a Chinese feast! June 2012 Book Club book

    • Elba Sisco

      19th century China. Two life long friends endure the agony of foot-binding, and reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood.

    • Ellen Mackey

      Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See This book club favorite follows two intimately connected women, Lily and Snow Flower, in 19th century China. The novel is rich with...

    • Natalie Vaughn

      One of my top 5 favorite book club books - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

    • Chani Kaufman

      "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan": This novel is an unflinching, sometimes brutal portrayal of life for women in 19th century China. It's also the story of a friendship between women that must have been very rare in such a time. The novel depicts the mysterious ritual of foot-binding and the little-known tradition of women's "secret writing," called nu shu , and so opens the hidden world of these women. Yet despite all the restrictions on their lives -- and despite their human flaws -- these women survived and created intimate lifelong relationships with one another. Clearly, there's more than enough fodder for any book club to discuss and debate.

    • Debbie Moran McKay

      Great bookclub book! Really enjoyed

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