Brevard North Carolina Real Estate Blog: Book review - A great read!

Book review - A great read!

I don't often write book reviews, but I just finished reading a book that was so good, I want to share it with everyone who is interested. It's called Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.  I started reading it Sunday morning and couldn't put it down until I finished it this morning.

I suppose there are plenty of men who would enjoy this, but like some movies, this one really speaks to women, our friendships with other women, and our historial role in society. The story takes place in 19th century China in a remote Hunan county. It is an educational journey into the ritualistic world of China during that time and the standing women had in society. Paraphrasing from the book, girls were considered worthless limbs of a family tree. When they are very young, the two girls in the story are paired with each other as "laotong" or "old same". The practice is similar to the matchmaking done to find a husband but a girl's relationship with her laotong transcended everything, including marriage.The story begins when they are only about 5 years old and carries you through their adult life and eventual death.

The story is fictional but based on truth..including a secret language called "nu su" that women in that day created in order to communicate with each other in a way that men didn't understand.

I could go on and on. The book would make a wonderful holiday gift for yourself, or your best gal pal.

 

 

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Comment balloon 0 commentsCarol Clay • December 08 2008 12:47PM

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