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This review is from: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel (Paperback)
I was quickly taken with this book. I never knew about all the different customs others had, but get a rare glimpse of Nineteenth century China, where men are in charge and women are treated so differently. Two young girls are paired, as "laotongs". Lily feels as if she is the lesser of the two, but grows and becomes a beautiful woman and discovers much.
The footbindings had me cringing and yet I couldn't put the book down. The bond they made and as they went through life, even stuck up in the hills freezing, made me long for the book to go on and on.
I wish there were more books out there like this one!
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2007 5:34:16 PM PDT
Loves to Read says:
Shouldn't "horder" be spelled hoarder?
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