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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-historical, love-story, china

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

October 6, 2011 – Started Reading
October 6, 2011 – Shelved
October 8, 2011 –
page 90
33.46% "My feet are aching! Feet binding sounds horrendous!"
October 9, 2011 –
page 100
37.17% "The narrator/protagonist is a beautiful storyteller."
October 10, 2011 –
page 175
65.06%
October 11, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction-historical
October 11, 2011 – Shelved as: love-story
October 11, 2011 – Shelved as: china
October 11, 2011 – Finished Reading

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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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