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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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Oct 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-historical, love-story, china
Read from October 06 to 11, 2011

To skim through this book or to read it too quickly would be an injustice to the beautiful words. The protagonist who is also the narrator is a wonderful story teller who takes us through eighty years of her life. Her words are ambrosial - melodic. Through Lily we are transported in time, we are in China, we are women. We cannot relate in an emphatic way because we have not suffered in such a way. However, through descriptive words we are able to vividly imagine the pains of foot binding, the love of sisterhood, and the beauty of nu-shu. The author is very talented in weaving a story full of historical integrity. She carefully chooses her words and is cleverly descriptive. We are both educated and entertain. We feel love, anger, and sadness. This was a beautifully tragic story. It will live in your mind, even after you close the book.

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Reading Progress

10/08/2011 page 90
35.0% "My feet are aching! Feet binding sounds horrendous!"
10/09/2011 page 100
39.0% "The narrator/protagonist is a beautiful storyteller."
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Readingmomma When I read peony in love I felt the same way.

Yvette Women certainly have suffered for beauty. I will never again complain about having to shave my legs...hahahha.

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