A book I'll NEVER forget...
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa Lee is a WONDERFUL, breathtaking book.
A story of LOVE.
I enjoyed every word & every page of it and it's now on my list of "Ten Top Favorites".
Buy it (it's paperback) or borrow it and sink into it's riveting and sometimes heartbreaking story.
The setting is 19th century China.
The main characters are Lily and SnowFlower who are paired together at the age of 7 years to be 'Laotongs'... an emotional match 'contracted' to last a lifetime.
They write to each other on the folds of a fan and record special events and feelings. They endure footbinding together, arranged marriages, joys and tragedies. The author takes you into the room in the Chinese house that women lived in and she shares their traditions, their loneliness, their solace and their unforgettable treatment as women.
You'll never forget this story!
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