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"Lisa See tells interesting stories that are based in historical fact about Chinese women and their love, friendship, rivalry and miscommunication with one another and men. There is an aesthetic and ethereal quality about her writing. She makes the reader feel like they are part of the scenes she is describing and has us understanding something about that the Chinese culture that even most Chinese do not know about!" — Alice, State College, Pennsylvania