Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a historical fiction novel by Lisa See, which tells the story of Lily, who was paired with Snow Flower as her "laotong that is set in the 19th century in China. 
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What the community says about Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  • Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "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."
  • Timothy White
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book was boring. I could hardly stay awake. I think writes need to understand because their stories are historical, it doesn't call for them to be boring, dry and lack substance. This book seriously shuts me down from reading any Lisa See books again."
  • Ann Mendez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Amazing book - See has such a way with words. Excellent descriptive narratives, addicting book."
  • William Harris
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a great story that helped me pass time during my flight to China last year. I thought that the story line was very heartfelt and I enjoyed all of the characters in the story and their personalities. "
  • Phillip Powell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "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."
  • Carlos Díaz
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book was great and really empowering. During this time in China, many would not think that women had much power or freedom, but women regardless preserver. "
  • Amber Andrews
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This was a beautiful read. I enjoyed the dynamics and timeframe of the story. Great read. "
  • Jesse Hughes
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "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."
  • Harold Hudson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "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!"
  • Eduardo Velázquez
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "What an incredible read! I was very skeptical of bringing this book to my book club but we were all engrossed by the story. By the end of our discussion sessions, we were all raving about this story and would absolutely recommend it to others. "
  • Kathleen Griffin
    Written on May 3, 2018
    ""Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" was certainly best non-romance novels with female protagonists that I have read lately. It allows one to dive into the Chinese culture through the eyes of innocence. Great read for anyone who loves history or travel."
  • Michael Hall
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This is a great book. Not too much of a fiction guy, but I really enjoyed this. Its a nice story."
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