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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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Apr 04, 2012

it was amazing
Read from April 04 to 08, 2012

This haunting and powerful narrative kept me reading into the wee hours. At times almost too painful to read, the writing and storyline were too compelling to let go. Although set in nineteenth-century China, this timeless portrait of being born female resonated with me in nearly every way: my relationships with my own mother, grandmothers, grandfathers, father, elder brother and elder sister - my "natal family". And how could I not relate to giving birth to sons, losing a child, my relationships with my daughter-in-laws and the birth of my own grandson. But no where is the human relationship better explored than with the strength of the female relationship between "old sames". Thank you Lisa See for the sweet dreams that followed.

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Peggy This haunting and powerful narrative is at times almost too painful to bear. But the suspenseful story line is so engrossing, that I was turning pages until the wee hours. And though set in nineteenth-century China, I was touched by the timeless portrait of mother/daughter relationships, the birth of a son, the loss of a child, and most importantly the force of the female relationship. I thank Lisa See for my sweet dreams last night.

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Tom Holehan You convinced me, Peg. It's on my "to read" list now!

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