Snow flower and the secret fan : [a novel]
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New York : [Random House Large Print], [2005].
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384 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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IL: UG - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 16
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Lily is haunted by memories--of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

See, L. (2005). Snow flower and the secret fan: [a novel] . [Random House Large Print].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

See, Lisa. 2005. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: [a Novel]. New York: [Random House Large Print].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

See, Lisa. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: [a Novel] New York: [Random House Large Print], 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

See, Lisa. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: [a Novel] [Random House Large Print], 2005.

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