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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

by Lisa See

This is a beautiful book, a real treat. The story centres around a lifelong friendship of two Chinese girls. There's plenty of fun but also desperation, pain and separation. It's certainly not a misery memoir but more a historically based story of true and enduring love. Wonderfully written, I had to finish this one through a steady stream of tears and plenty of hankies.

Suggested by Jennifer, Sprotsbrough

Tagged with: beautiful compelling fascinating gets haunting soul



a truly beautiful and haunting story of friendship which will stay with me for some time
I introduced this book to my book club and it was one of the few that got a "thumbs up" from everyone, male and female. The foot-binding was unbelievably real- I was twitching my feet while reading the horrifying details.Female friendships were so well drawn in this book and the whole setting so well researched. I hated when I finished it-definitely one that stays with you...
Just loved this book. Was totally intrigued by the foot-binding - felt very sorry for what they had to go through.
Barbra, Ashford
Thankyou for these reviews. I was so intrigued I ordered the book from the library and can only agree with Jennifer. Beautifully written, well researched and a compelling story. I couldn't put it down but am really sad to finish it.
Jan, Scotland
I loved this book - it was well written and eye-opening. The description of foot-binding was heart-rending. I have recommended this to several customers and I think it would work well as a title for reading groups.
Jude, Newport
I was really encouraged to read this book after reading the review because I have visited China and have been reading novels with a Chinese theme. I think that the novel will be a good read for me.

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