(Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

characters â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa See Lisa See ☆ 0 free download read & download Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Pennello sui ventagli o messaggi ricamati sui fazzoletti per condividere speranze sogni e conuiste E uno di uesti ventagli porta ancora il segreto del tragico euivoco che ha amaramente segnato un legame lungo una vita uello tra Giglio Bianco e Fiore di Neve la sua laotong l'amica de. A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far away places without ever leaving your chair uote by Katrina Mayer This week I have time travelled to nineteenth century China 1970s Texas 1850s Louisiana and at the moment I am on a whistle stop tour with A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne and no 2 week isolation reuired when I return Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is my second novel by Lisa See having read Shanghai Girls a couple of years ago Set in Nineteenth Century China and is the story of Lily an 80 year old woman who at the age of seven is paired with a laotong old same in an emotional match that will last a lifetime Her story is that of a secret world of writings that women shared and ancient Chinese customs of foot bindingAn emotional and fascinating read and you cant help get drawn into the characters lives I love when a book educates as well as entertains a reader and this novel has a lot of detail on Chinese customs and culture which I really enjoyed A short book that really held my attention and another book for my real life book shelf

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characters â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa See Lisa See ☆ 0 free download read & download Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lo sfondo è la Cina del XIX secolo uando mogli e figlie ancora avevano i piedi bendati e vivevano in uno stato di isolamento pressoché totale uando le donne di una remota contea dello Hunan ricorrevano a un codice segreto per comunicare tra loro e si scambiavano lettere tracciate a. My grandmother used to say that my big feet meant I had a good foundation I d stare longingly at her size six feet when she said this and curse my genetic inheritance from elsewhere in the family tree Then I had an ex boyfriend make the infuriating statement that rich women have small feet I pointed out that his celebrity crush Paris Hilton yeah another reason I dumped him has huge size eleven feet My teenage self took a lot of comfort in the fact that foot size is pre ordained and unchangeable Clown sized feet can strike the smart the rich the beautiful And there isn t a damned thing they or I could do about itThen I read this book and learn it is possible to change your foot size It s called foot binding And you know what I ll pass I enjoy being able to wiggle my toes and jump around So thank you Lisa See For once in my life I am content with my big feet And I owe it all to your graphic descriptions of this ancient Chinese method Blood putrefaction pain breaking bones risk of death I cannot believe those women were subjected to such brutal mutilation for the sake of beauty Then they were still expected to clean the house perched on those tiny unstable feetThe foot binding portion of the book was the highlight for me The inspiration for the book was nu shu a written language developed by Chinese women and kept secret from men for hundreds of years Yawn I didn t find that part of the story very compelling or even believable Didn t men wonder why the ladies kept ink and brushes in their room Beyond the foot biding event and nu shu device this was really a story about a female friendship that was deep and even erotic at times Putting aside any problems with the plot their emotions toward each other were complex and meaningful There was hope and joy but mostly there was pain During an event with Lisa last night she spoke of how depressing writing can be She doesn t always wake up raring to write Instead she may dread knowing she has to go to a dark internal place to write about a character s death or betrayal Even worse she may have to stay in that mindset for days or weeks until that section is completely written I spend so much time glamorizing a writer s lifestyle that I had not fully considered how emotionally draining it could be I suspected the career engenders self doubt Will people like what I ve written Yet I had never thought about the struggle Lisa described to create and inhabit the internal emotional environment necessary to produce the actual wordsI commend Lisa for giving us a realistic look at the treatment of and expectations for women in that day and age Women were isolated and undervalued Their worth was determined solely by whether they could produce sons But honestly my main complaint about the book is how depressing it was I kept waiting for some great act of heroism Yet the women stuck to their traditional roles The main character not only repeated the indoctrination she believed it My role in life is to obey obey obey Sure they rebelled in small ways but always within the confines of their societal roles I kept routing for one character to leave an abusive husband or at very least stand up to her oppressive mother in law Normally I criticize authors for deviating from historical facts in order to cater to a modern readership This time I think Lisa stayed so true to the setting that she turned me off And her heavy handed foreshadowing didn t help Life was hard for women back then I get it But does that make for an enjoyable read Not really And I think that was my problem I had the wrong expectations as I entered this book It wasn t a sprawling historical epic filled with exciting action heart fluttering romance and distant voyages like Shogun one of the few other historical fictions I have read that are set in Asia It was a largely uiet book about uiet life Lisa herself admitted she writes sad books And when she started this book no one thought it would be successful China Women Gloom No one will read that Well she proved them wrong Lots of people read it Heck I read it Even people will probably see the movieAnd it s worth reading It made me appreciate the freedom women enjoy today as well as the potential depth of female friendship Not to mention I m looking down at my feet right now and thinking hell yeah that s one beautiful ergonomic piece of evolution and just the right size

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characters â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa See Lisa See ☆ 0 free download read & download Snow Flower and the Secret Fan L cuore le cui vite un tempo erano così intimamente legate Ora ottuagenaria e tormentata dai rimorsi Giglio Bianco ripensa al proprio passato e a Fiore di Neve scomparsa ormai da molti anni Prima di morire infatti desidera onorare l'amica raccontandone la storia rivelando la verità. I ended up enjoying this book because it was so beautifully written and it took me deep into a world so unlike my own thank goodness for that This story takes place in China s Hunan Province in the 1800s and is about the inner lives of the women than the men I had a complete misconception of what foot binding entailed It s completely different and so much brutal a practice than I ever could have imagined There were also many examples given of what I consider other horrendous customs and beliefs I ve always believed that tradition and culture that harms is not worth preserving and reading about these people s lives was a painful experience The story is fiction but well researched so I m assuming there was much truth about how women led their lives in that time and place I was able to feel some empathy for the storywriter because I could understand her longing to be loved and the difficulties she had in her upbringing that formed her personality even though I sometimes had a hard time liking her and many of the characters I was also irritated by so much of the book I loathe stories where there s a horrible miscommunication or misunderstanding that seems so unnecessary and there s an example of that here Also throughout the book the narrator is writing the story of her life for anotherothers in her culture to read yet the whole time I felt she was educating us in our time places So freuently the line as you know or as everyone knows is used to start a sentence and I just kept thinking that if everyone knows it the narrator wouldn t need to say it in that way The narrator also most of the way through the book alludes to something she s going to tell the reader and it got to the point where instead of following along with the story I just wanted to see what she was going to revealI think that it s worth it to read the paperback copy because of Lisa See s notes at the end about the writing of this book Perhaps they were there in the hardcover version as well but often additions such as this aren t there at publication of the hardcover edition Also the paperback has some discussion uestions at the end which might come in handy as I read this book for my book clubThe plot characters did make me think about however women are regarded and what is considered beautiful in various cultures including our own can powerfully influence women s lives And they also highlight how our various expectations of ourselves and others imposed by our societies can influence human beings It also made me think a lot about the corrosive power of unresolved anger and trauma


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    (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan characters â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa See Lisa See ☆ 0 free download I had high hopes for this book but ended up feeling deflated and disappointed Two aspects of the book were interesting descriptions of the practice of Chinese footbinding and an exploration of 'nu shu' the written language Chinese women developed to communicate exclusively with each other Unfortunately the book also has two major problems a boring story and the use of cheap gimmicks instead of complex charac

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    (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan My grandmother used to say that my big feet meant I had a “good foundation” I’d stare longingly at her size six feet when she sa

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    (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far away places without ever leaving your chair uote by Katrina Mayer This week I have time travelled to nineteenth century China 1970s Texas 1850s Louisiana and at the moment I am on a whistle stop tour with A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne and

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    (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan characters â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa See read & download Snow Flower and the Secret Fan For my entire life I longed for love I knew it was not right for me – as a girl and later as a woman – to want or expect it but I did and this unjustified desire has been at the root of every problem I have experienced in my lifeW

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    characters â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa See Lisa See ☆ 0 free download (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan An Excellent Choice for Book Clubs I had a hard time putting down this book and felt utterly transported to a village in the Hunan province in central south China during the early to mid nineteenth century The narrator 80 year old Lily who refers to herself as one who has yet to die tells the story of her life She has outlived her family members and relates the story of her formative years and her relationship with another woman

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    (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan I tried to read it It was so non compelling who were these little mice of women what were they up to why should I care? MAKE ME CARE The plot didn't the characters didn't and so I couldn't get past about page 50 My mind kept drifting off and by the time I was conscious of reading again I wouldn't know what had happened so I had to reread it again and again up unto the fourth rereading of the same pages Exact

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    read & download Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See ☆ 0 free download characters â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa See This has got to be one of the most beautiful yet heartbreaking books that I have ever read The subject matter is horrific but the story is truly engagingThe main storyline in this book is about the horrible patriarchal practise foot binding that took place in China in the past The graphic descriptions in this book are certain to turn anyone’s stomach I would like to know who decided that 7 centimetre long fee

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    (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan I ended up enjoying this book because it was so beautifully written and it took me deep into a world so unlike my own; thank goodness for that This story takes place in China’s Hunan Province in the 1800s and is about the inner lives of the women than the men I had a complete misconception of what foot binding entailed It’s completely

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    (Pdf Read) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan I actually wavered between giving this book a rating of 3 or 4 stars This is not because Lisa See was unable to portray the

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