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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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Sep 19, 11

bookshelves: 2011, historical-fiction
Read from September 17 to 19, 2011

This was okay, but I didn't have much sympathy for the main character. Also, I had a hard time with all the descriptions of footbinding, particularly the idea of mothers intentionally inflicting that kind of pain on their own daughters (even though I know they did it to secure their daughters a good future, etc.).

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message 1: by Jason (new)

Jason Beineke I haven't read this book, but your comment about footbinding caught my attention. You do know that there are women still alive today who had their feet bound? And there are women in the world today who take their daughters for cliterectomies? Sadly, throughout history it is usually mothers who inflict painful social expectations on their daughters.

Julie Sure - footbinding wasn't outlawed til longggg after this book is set.

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