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ISBN: 1408822687 / ISBN-13: 9781408822685

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Lily is the daughter of a humble farmer in Yongming County, and to her family is just another mouth to feed until she can be married off. But, when ... Show synopsis

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  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) – Paperback (2011)
    by Lisa See

    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    Paperback, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    2011
    Export & UK open market ed. Media tie-in.
    352 pages

    ISBN: 1408822687
    ISBN-13: 9781408822685

    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. Lily now has the power to make a good marriage and change the fortunes of her family. To prepare for her new life, she must undergo the agonies of footbinding, learn nu shu, the ... Show more

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Reviews of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Overall customer rating: 4.651
Dick N

Lisa See Does It Again

by Dick N on Jul 19, 2012

Good read. Lisa See's always urging you to the next page. Her characters quickly bring you from chapter to chapter and --all too soon-- to The End.

katydid15

bff

by katydid15 on Jun 14, 2012

This book delved into the relationship between two women as they grow from little girls to women & mothers. Even though foot binding is a known fact, the description of the procedure was excellent. The obedience of the girls, to accept the custom as a given, was food for thought. The girls, who thought they were so close, shared everything, didn't really understand one another. I bought copies for several life long friends as we think we REALLY know one another, but do we?.

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APStudent

AP World History Review: AMAZING

by APStudent on Feb 26, 2012

Lisa See did a great job creating this story. With a decent amount of knowledge of this era I found it to be factual and realistic. When it spoke of all the foot binding and the death that came to Lilly's sister from an infection from it, I felt as if I was seeing everything. The step by step description of events that occurred was phenomenal. The explanation of Lilly's emotions made me feel empathy for her and feel sorry for her. The book and the letters within it were so well written that I believed someone of that era actually wrote them at that era and time. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a book that will keep you wanting to read, and you will end up have knowledge of the era it took place in, in the end. There may be scenes that may bother people do to blood and deep description of severe injury. If the person has a tolerance for these things this book would be perfect for you. This book is a great read and very informative about the era.

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Editha C

Heart Warming story

by Editha C on Aug 19, 2011

The book made me realized the importance of friendship, love and sacrifice. It really touched my heart. Very well written

Curmudgeon

Insightful documentation, drama

by Curmudgeon on Jun 30, 2011

Well researched, documented novel on a lost period in Chinese history. Well written with a taste of Chinese idioms.

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