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Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, [2009] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Random House Trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In nineteenth century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, or "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The two women exchange messages written on silk fans and handkerchieves using nu shu, a unique language that women created in order to communicate in secret, sharing their experiences, but when a misunderstanding arises, their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa See
ISBN: 0812968069 9780812968064
OCLC Number: 892753370
Notes: "2006 Random House Trade Paperback Edition"--Title page verso.
Includes Reader's guide and Questions for Discussion (pages 259-267)
Includes excerpt from Shanghai girls by the author (pages 268-278)
Description: 278 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Lisa See.
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In nineteenth century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, or "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The two women exchange messages written on silk fans and handkerchieves using nu shu, a unique language that women created in order to communicate in secret, sharing their experiences, but when a misunderstanding arises, their friendship threatens to tear apart.

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