Yvette's Reviews > Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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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October 6, 2011 – Started Reading
October 6, 2011 – Shelved
October 8, 2011 –33.46% "My feet are aching! Feet binding sounds horrendous!"
October 9, 2011 –37.17% "The narrator/protagonist is a beautiful storyteller."
October 10, 2011 –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