In the Stacks Episode 88: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

A video book review of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Purchase the book on Bookshop here, and on Powells here.

"In an era where feet as small three inches were considered beautiful, girls as young as 6 submitted to footbinding. Unable to walk down stairs, run or play, their bodies and souls were forced to learn to obey. After this successful process an arranged marriage could be made.

"It’s during this period that Lily meets her lifelong sister friend Snow Flower, and begins to exchange messages with her through an ancient secret language known only to Chinese women. They write letters back and forth on the folds of a fan—their only way of communicating their true feelings." -- Michelle Z. from In the

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