KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan]


Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See L cuore le cui vite un tempo erano così intimamente legate Ora ottuagenaria e tormentata dai rimorsi Giglio Bianco ripensa al proprio passato e a Fiore di Neve scomparsa ormai da molti anni Prima di morire infatti desidera onorare l'amica raccontandone la storia rivelando la verità. This has got to be one of the most beautiful yet heartbreaking books that I have ever read The subject matter is horrific but the story is truly engagingThe main storyline in this book is about the horrible patriarchal practise foot binding that took place in China in the past The graphic descriptions in this book are certain to turn anyone s stomach I would like to know who decided that 7 centimetre long feet were sexy The obsession with feet truly perplexed me how could young men know nothing about their future betrothed wives except what size their feet were Obviously foot binding was a practice to control women which was a point I made to a feminist I was talking to when a man suddenly interrupted our conversation and accused us of waging a war against menAlso it s so sad how culturally women were undervalued in Chinese society They suffered so much abuse and from a very young age they were cultivated for marriage because after all all women were good for was for giving birth to sons Everything they did was to prepare them for marriage yet when they eventually married their in laws weren t even satisfied and everyone was miserable What s the point Excuse my sarcastic tone but I cannot wrap my head around how awful this part of Chinese history is Instead of protecting women in society women were made to feel worthless and their lives are also put into peril It was truly heartbreaking Lisa See brilliantly captured the reality of Chinese life in the past I also thought that part of the book about the laotang and sisterhood was lovely as well as the parts about the secret writing and the art of storytelling Definitely a great book but not one that I d ever read again it s too distressing

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Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See Pennello sui ventagli o messaggi ricamati sui fazzoletti per condividere speranze sogni e conuiste E uno di uesti ventagli porta ancora il segreto del tragico euivoco che ha amaramente segnato un legame lungo una vita uello tra Giglio Bianco e Fiore di Neve la sua laotong l'amica de. A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far away places without ever leaving your chair uote by Katrina Mayer This week I have time travelled to nineteenth century China 1970s Texas 1850s Louisiana and at the moment I am on a whistle stop tour with A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne and no 2 week isolation reuired when I return Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is my second novel by Lisa See having read Shanghai Girls a couple of years ago Set in Nineteenth Century China and is the story of Lily an 80 year old woman who at the age of seven is paired with a laotong old same in an emotional match that will last a lifetime Her story is that of a secret world of writings that women shared and ancient Chinese customs of foot bindingAn emotional and fascinating read and you cant help get drawn into the characters lives I love when a book educates as well as entertains a reader and this novel has a lot of detail on Chinese customs and culture which I really enjoyed A short book that really held my attention and another book for my real life book shelf

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Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See Lo sfondo è la Cina del XIX secolo uando mogli e figlie ancora avevano i piedi bendati e vivevano in uno stato di isolamento pressoché totale uando le donne di una remota contea dello Hunan ricorrevano a un codice segreto per comunicare tra loro e si scambiavano lettere tracciate a. Wow I just finished this book and wanted to come write about it immediately so I don t forget how it made me feel First off the language is beautiful and so fitting for the context The two girls Snow Flower and Lily have a friendship that is beautiful and is fun to pick out little pieces from my own childhoodcurrent friendships that I recognize and adore My next thoughts are not necessarily critiues of the book but of the way the Chinese thought I had a real problem with hearing over and over how worthless a woman is if she cannot produce a son If that were still the case I would be as worthless as they come It bothered me that daughters were considered better off if they died than to live And I thought Lily perpetuated that as unfeeling as the patriarchs who instilled that thought process to begin with And don t get me started on footbinding I know this is a cultural thing that I cannot begin to comprehend such as people who think that is just the way life is but still how could they not think this through I mean one of of ten girls died from footbinding And not only does it make the foot look grotesue which they thought was beautiful but they were practically crippled for the rest of their lives They had to be carried most distances after the age of six It s simply ridiculous But reading this book made me want to learn to embroider I know it sounds ridiculous but I was actually looking for embroidery classes in the area where I could learn how to do it And I want to do it with my daughter The visual of these women embroidering together It s just beautiful There were so many beautiful uotes that I thought I d list my favoritesThis thought is a real comfort to me Everyone knows that part of the spirit descends to the afterworld while part of it remains with the family but we have a special belief about the spirit of a young woman who has died before her marriage that goes contrary to this She comes back to prey upon other unmarried girls not to scare them but to take them to the afterworld with her so she might have company This is particarly interesting to me because after my daughter died Biance would tell me about going to heaven with Miranda every night while she dreamed Another uote I liked about teachersThe classics tell us that in relationships the one between teacher and student comes second only to the one between parent and childThe last one is a bit lengthy but I like it nonethelessIf it is perfectly acceptable for a widow to disfigure herself or commit suicide to save face for her husband s family why should a mother not be moved to extreme action by the loss of a child or children We are their caretakers We love them We nurse them when they are sick But no woman should live longer than her children It is against the law of nature If she does why wouldn t she wish to leap from a cliff hang from a branch or swallow lyeOverall this was a sad beautiful book

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Lisa See
  • Italian
  • 04 November 2020
  • 9788850216482

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  1. says: KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See Lisa See ó 0 characters

    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Wow I just finished this book and wanted to come write about it immediately so I don't forget how it made me feel First off the language is beautiful and so fitting for the context The two girls Snow Flower and Lily have a friendship that is beautiful and is fun to pick out little pieces from my own childhoodc

  2. says: Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan]

    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan I had high hopes for this book but ended up feeling deflated and disappointed Two aspects of the book were interesting descriptions of the practice of Chinese footbinding and an exploration of 'nu shu' the written language Chinese women developed to communicate exclusively with each other Unfortunately the book also has two major problems a boring story and the use of cheap gimmicks instead of complex characterization The story

  3. says: Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See

    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan My grandmother used to say that my big feet meant I had a “good foundation” I’d stare longingly at her size six feet when she said this and curse my genetic inheritance from elsewhere in the family tree The

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    Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far away places without ever leaving your chair uote by Katrina Mayer This week I have time travelled to nineteenth century China 1970s Texas 1850s Louisiana and at the moment I am on a whistle stop tour with A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne and no 2 week isolation reuired when I return Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is my second novel by Lisa See having

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    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] For my entire life I longed for love I knew it was not right for me – as a girl and later as a woman – to want or expect it but I did and

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    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan An Excellent Choice for Book Clubs I had a hard time putting down this book and felt utterly transported to a village in the Hunan province in central south China during the early to mid nineteenth century The narrator 80 year old Lily who refers to herself as one who has yet to die tells the story of her life She has outlived her family members and relates the story of her formative years and her relationship with another woman S

  7. says: Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See ó 0 characters

    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See I tried to read it It was so non compelling who were these little mice of women what were they up to why should I care? MAKE ME CARE The plot didn't the characters didn't and so I couldn't get past about page 50 My mind kept drifting off and by the time I was conscious of reading again I wouldn't know what had happened

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    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See This has got to be one of the most beautiful yet heartbreaking books that I have ever read The subject matter is horrific but the story is truly engagingThe main storyline in this book is about the horrible patriarchal practise foot binding that took place in China in the past The graphic descriptions in this book are certain to turn anyone’s stomach I would like to know who decided that 7 centimetre long feet were

  9. says: Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See ó 0 characters Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See

    Free read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Free read ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó Lisa See I ended up enjoying this book because it was so beautifully written and it took me deep into a world so unlike

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    KINDLE [Snow Flower and the Secret Fan] Lisa See ó 0 characters I actually wavered between giving this book a rating of 3 or 4 stars This is not because Lisa See was unable to portray the life in this feudal Chinese society well because much of this was vivid and interesting The oppression of women including the horrors of footbinding isolation and servitude to men and one's in laws were all cle

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