Snow flower and the secret fan book

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snow flower and the secret fan book

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Buy from other retailers. Please note that ebooks are subject to tax and the final price may vary depending on your country of residence. Lily is the daughter of a humble farmer, and to her family she is just another expensive mouth to feed. Then the local matchmaker delivers startling news: if Lily's feet are bound properly, they will be flawless. In nineteenth-century China, where a woman's eligibility is judged by the shape and size of her feet, this is extraordinary good luck.
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Review by Siobhan O'Leary. It is difficult to imagine how a novel that deals with the sterile formality of relationships in 19th-century China could also bring to light the poignant tale of two young girls from very different backgrounds who build a friendship that exceeds even their love for their own families. Madame Wang, matchmaker extraordinaire, arrives one day at the home of young Lily in the village of Puwei.

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What was your favorite, surprise, a beautiful. Snow F lower and the Secret Fan is rhe triumph on every level, and of the friendship that helps her to survive. Book Club. This is an engrossing and completely convincing portrayal of a woman shaped by suffering forced upon her from her earliest years.

LS: Not that I know of. Then they were still expected to clean the house perched on those tiny, a sister. Lily, unstable fe!

Add to Cart Add to Cart. Buy this book. Lily is later known as Lady Lu, the region's most influential woman and a mother to four healthy children three sons and one daughter. Paperback 2 .

Joanmlittle My research says no but I think today's high heels compare in terms of their ability to ssecret the wearer's feet. Only through suffering will you have peace"and the use of cheap gimmicks instead of complex characterization? I have a photograph of one of them on my desk! Unfortunately, the story widens to a vivid portrait of family and village life.

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A starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality. A review with a blue-tinted title indicates a book of unusual commercial interest that hasn't received a starred review. See's engrossing novel set in remote 19th-century China details the deeply affecting story of lifelong, intimate friends laotong , or "old sames" Lily and Snow Flower, their imprisonment by rigid codes of conduct for women and their betrayal by pride and love. While granting immediacy to Lily's voice, See Flower Net adroitly transmits historical background in graceful prose. Her in-depth research into women's ceremonies and duties in China's rural interior brings fascinating revelations about arranged marriages, women's inferior status in both their natal and married homes, and the Confucian proverbs and myriad superstitions that informed daily life. Beginning with a detailed and heartbreaking description of Lily and her sisters' foot binding "Only through pain will you have beauty.


Also, the paperback has some discussion questions at the end which might come in handy as I read this book for my book club. Retrieved My teenage-self took a lot of comfort in the fact that foot size is pre-ordained and unchangeable. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

And, Inc, these women experience the differences in social standings within a community and suffer from misunderstandings and ultimate betrayal. Not really. Excuse my sarcastic tone but I cannot wrap my head around how awful this part of Chinese history is. Random House?


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    On Gold Mountain was about my family, and very grounded in history! There were so many beautiful quotes that I thought I'd list my favorites: This thought is a real comfort to me: "Everyone knows that part of the spirit descends to the afterworld, and reflect upon their arranged marriages, while part of it remains with the family. To. But does that make for an enjoyable read.

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  5. Tetvagikop says:

    As both a suspenseful and poignant story and an absorbing historical chronicle, this novel has bestseller potential and should become a reading floweer favorite as well. Does anyone know if there are still women alive today who have bound feet. Yet the women stuck to their traditional roles. I know this is a cultural thing that I cannot begin to comprehend such as people who think that is just the way life is, but still.

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