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What the community says about Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
- "I learned so many things about Chinese culture and traditions by reading this book. Lisa See has a way with words that makes it so easy to understand foreign concepts, and I easily sympathized with the book's characters despite the cultural and temporal differences."
- "Though this is fiction, it shows incredible research. I often spend time in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand, which while removed from China, holds some of the same traditions. I eat up all the books on the culture, and Snow Flower is one of the better ones. However, unrelated to the book itself, is the medium; I recommend reading this on the Kindle, which allows you to see footnotes on some of the traditions which may be unfamiliar to some."
- "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan seems to be a very good solution for books set in foreign lands. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is the epitome of being set in a foreign land, as the book actually takes place in China, following the story of two girls communicating in secret via fans."
- "Snow Flower and The Secret Fan is the story of Lily is an interesting novel that takes place in a foreign and mystical land. The writing style of Lisa See is imaginative and she captures nuanced and meticulous detail of 19th century China. I was amazed at the world she creates and was just drawn in to the characters and the story of the Snow Flower. Give this one a read!"