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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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Feb 05, 12

Read in March, 2011

I read this book twice; once some time ago and again in 2011 for a book club choice. I liked it both times. This was one of my top five books I read in 2011. It was so informative and descriptive. Reading about other cultures and their customs is sometimes difficult for Westerners to comprehend. This was a point in our book club discussion, nevertheless,very interesting. We cringe to even thing about footbinding, and thankfully, this custom has been abolished but it was a part of this Chinese culture in the time period of this book. Perhaps the lower ratings for this book are because of this and the sadness of the story and in addition the subserviant culture for women of that time as well. This seems to grate on American women. I have recommended this book and truly did love it. Though the rating is only a 4, let me state that is it a very high 4.5 stars.
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