I just couldn’t put down Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I read this book in three days. Chinese domestic life in nineteenth century is so intriguing. I thank God that I didn’t have to bear the torment of footbinding. Also, the concept of laotong is interesting. All of us need a friend who is like a sister or a brother and with whom we can share most of our inner thoughts.
Although the story is set in the nineteenth century China, it seems to be an in-depth inspection of the temperament of all women in general. I think I’m kind of like Lily and so, it was interesting for me to learn about her shortcomings. It led me to introspect. The history of nu shu (“women’s writing”) is enchanting.