In Nineteenth Century China, In A Remote Hunan County, A Girl Named Lily, At The Tender Age Of Seven, Is Paired With A Laotong, Old Same, In An Emotional Match That Will Last A Lifetime The Laotong, Snow Flower, Introduces Herself By Sending Lily A Silk Fan On Which She S Painted A Poem In Nu Shu, A Unique Language That Chinese Women Created In Order To Communicate In Secret, Away From The Influence Of MenAs The Years Pass, Lily And Snow Flower Send Messages On Fans, Compose Stories On Handkerchiefs, Reaching Out Of Isolation To Share Their Hopes, Dreams, And Accomplishments Together, They Endure The Agony Of Foot Binding, And Reflect Upon Their Arranged Marriages, Shared 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 Deep Friendship Suddenly Threatens To Tear Apart
Lisa See is a Chinese American author Her books include Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2005 , Dragon Bones, and On Gold Mountain She was named the 2001 National Woman of the Year, by the Organization of Chinese American Women She lives in Los Angeles.
- 269 pages
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
- Lisa See
- 26 March 2019 Lisa See