Thank you for your interest in our book club.
Our next meeting will be
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
at 6:00 pm.
We will be discussing Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
by Lisa See.
.Mystery writer See, author of The Interior (1999) and
Dragon Bones (2003), takes readers to nineteenth-century China
to explore a complex friendship between two women. Lily is the
daughter of a farmer in Puwei Village, and Snow Flower is the
daughter of a respectable family from Tongkou, and though the two
girls have very different backgrounds, Madame Wang pairs the two as
laotong, or "old sames," a bond that will last them a
lifetime. The two begin to exchange messages in nu shu, a
secret language known only to women. Their friendship is cemented
during their youth and then put to the test when the girls prepare
for marriage and Lily discovers a startling secret about Snow
Flower's family. As Lily solidifies her place in her new family,
Snow Flower suffers in her marriage, and the two grow apart as
Lily's pride in her position swells. See's writing is intricate and
graceful, and her attention to detail never wavers, making for a
lush, involving reading experience. This beautiful tale should have
wide appeal. Kristine Huntley
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
If you're interested please stop by the children's desk on the second floor.
Please call 610-820-2400 ext. 4 or contact Ximena at mirandax @ allentownpl.org.