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Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See.

Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 1400060281 (alk. paper)
0747580669 (pbk.) :
Author See, Lisa
Title Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See.
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher/Date New York : Random House, 2005.
Pagination etc. 258 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary Note "In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). Some girls were paired with laotongs, "old sames," in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments.".
"With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Women -- China -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Older women -- Fiction
Footbinding -- Fiction
Childbirth -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
China -- Fiction
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Shelf Location F SEE
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