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Snow flower and the secret fan [sound recording] / Lisa See.

See, Lisa. (Author). Song, Janet. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library SEE (Text) 33892004485935 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 04/11/2006 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415921547 :
  • Physical Description: 9 sound discs (approximately 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Library edition.
  • Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, [2005]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Janet Song.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Reminiscing in old age > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Women > China > Fiction.
Married women > Fiction.
Older women > Fiction.
Footbinding > Fiction.
Childbirth > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
China > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Audiobooks.
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