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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
288 pages; Random House Trade Paperbacks


Paging summer! A sweet, salty read for the beach, bathing and beyond.

 A longing for connection is at the disciplined heart of Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, a novel set in a remote province of 19th century China. For Lily and Snow Flower, lifelong friends and prisoners of domestic tradition, the coded women’s language of nu shu was "a means for our bound feet to carry us to each other...to write the truth about our lives." Intimate revelations about betrayal and forgiveness artfully bridge the cultural divide.
— Cathleen Medwick