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  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition)
  • Written by Lisa See
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780679644590
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On Sale: December 12, 2011
Pages: 344 | ISBN: 978-0-679-64459-0
Published by : Random House Random House Group
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This new deluxe eBook edition of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan features more than fifty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader’s Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere.
 
In Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See takes us on a journey back to a captivating era of Chinese history and delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship.
 
In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, an “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she has written a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on the fan and compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together they endure the agony of footbinding and reflect upon their arranged marriages, their loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace in their friendship, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their relationship suddenly threatens to tear apart.
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Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee), The Interior, and Dragon Bones, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles.
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“A marvel of imagination . . . so mesmerizing that the pages float away and the story remains clearly before us from beginning to end.”—Amy Tan
 
“A triumph on every level, a beautiful, heartbreaking story.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
“[A] marvelous narrative . . .  a timeless portrait of a contentious, full-blooded female friendship.”—Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)
 
“An achingly beautiful, understated and absorbing story of love [that] evokes the work of Jane Austen.”—The Plain Dealer
 
“Both heartbreaking and heartbreakingly lovely . . . immerses the reader in an unimagined world . . . The characters and their surroundings come vibrantly alive.”—The Denver Post
 
“Riveting . . . a story that informs as it charms.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“Magical, haunting fiction—beautiful.”—Maxine Hong Kingston
 
“Extraordinary . . . breathtaking.”—Baltimore Sun
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