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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See [in AsianWeek]

Snow Flower and the Secret FanTwo interesting facts emerge: 1. young girls are bonded together to become laotongs (literally, “old sames”) for life and 2. women communicate using nu shu, a secret women-only written language. In the novel, 80-year-old Lily recounts her long, intense relationship with Snow Flower whom she betrays then reclaims. P.S. Alternative suggestion: Ruthanne Lum McCunn’s The Moon Pearl.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, September 8, 2005

Readers: Adult

Published: 2005


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