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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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Mar 02, 12

Recommended to Jolie by: Book Club
Read from January 28 to February 25, 2012

As a memoir lover, this book fed in to my preference for a generational epic, describing the life of a Chinese woman, who, among other life events is subjected to footbinding and an arranged marriage, from childhood to her 80's. I chose the Kindle option "Reading Group Edition" that highlighted various words and phrases and included descriptive explanations from the author, which was a nice addition. The reader is provided insight into the secret world of women in 19th century China, where despite being deemed chattel, they rise above their rank to embrace close friendships with other women and educate themselves in a secret written language.
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