Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Flor de Nieve y el Abanico Secreto) editada en español como ‘El abanico de seda’ es una novela del año escrita por Lisa See. Buy El Abanico de Seda by Lisa See from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. El abanico de seda has ratings and reviews. Heather Montes Ireland No, Lisa See is an author of Chinese heritage on her paternal side.

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And when she started this book, no one thought it would be successful. Abanicp beautifully written book about the relationship lisa see el abanico de seda women in China. I was fascinated, however, by the potential for beautiful prose but lists just don’t do that for me.

One of my frustrations with historical fiction is how often authors situate their stories in familiar contexts that don’t challenge the reader.

Published on August 17, And I wonder at the morality of the wealthy women who could cast out her beloved friend without a hearing.

So, thank you, Lisa See! I thought lisa see el abanico de seda book was OK, I like the story, and understanding more of what the Chinese culture does to girls; it’s horrific and I can’t imagine me in their shoes. Really, this was about 3. Lily produces two strong sons while Snow Flower endures difficult pregnancies, miscarriages, and stillbirths – and when she finally has a son – he is a weakling who seens destined to die young.

El abanico de seda

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The book did an amazing job of really showing what China lisa see el abanico de seda like in the nineteenth century. Read more Read less. Want to Read saving…. White boy oriental trash Memoirs of a Geisha has around five times the number of ratings of this and around four times that of first place The Color Purplewhich should tell you something about how the contemporary reading hegemony on this site likes its women who are not white.

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Publicaciones y Ediciones Salamandra, S. For those interested in learning about 19th lisa see el abanico de seda China I’d recommend reading a non-fiction book and skipping this one. It’s not like I won’t watch anything but super duper realistic realism, given my history with Game of Thrones and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and most recently Outlander. Life was hard for women back then.

For that reason, this is an excellent book club pick – easily discussable, particularly in light of the ways laotung undercut western gender ideals. La historia de amor oriental es apasionante y transporta a los que nos internamos en ella a una cultura desconocida. Traditionally, women in China had no rights. Impresionante como hemos evolucionado las mujeres, fuimos, somos y seremos las que damos vida a nuestras familias en cualquier cultura. I found a lot of similarities between the rural Chinese and Indian way of life.

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The ones that specially made me think were that female relationships and friendships had to be pre-approved by the family, that the true love of your life is a son, that marriage isn’t an exclusive relationship and that it isn’t expected to get emotional support from it and that some relationships needed to be established by a formal contract.

The way that the women are treated and the whole idea of “footbinding” is aghastic to me. I’ll read a book I would have avoided for sfda joy of talking about it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It was good exercise to read about values and ideas that are so different from our modern, occidental ones. The main character lisa see el abanico de seda out to be shallow, vain, and even cruel lisa see el abanico de seda the woman who’s supposed to oisa her lifelong sdea.

I was a third child, a second worthless girl, too little to waste time on until it looked like I would survive my milk years. Then I read this book and learn it is possible to change your foot size. The publisher’s missed an opportunity to replicate the My book club was more interested in talking about their trips to China lisa see el abanico de seda See’s book. El abanico de seda by Lisa See Goodreads Author.


I would never have read this book about the profound relationship of two women lias 19th century China if not for a book club. I found it lisa see el abanico de seda to relate to either Lily or Snow Flower, but I did appreciate the deep friendship they shared.

I really appreciate the author’s effort to not It was good exercise to read about values and ideas that are so different from our modern, occidental ones. Everyone has been telling me how mind blowing this book is and how incredibly beautiful it is and all of this stuff lisa see el abanico de seda in my head I had convinced myself it was going to be similar to Janie Chang’s novels and become a new favorite. I wanted to care more about them than I did, but when the book was over, I seee more interested in Googling pictures of bound feet than mourning the loss of their friendship and the misunderstandings that undid the two main characters.

The girls have their feet bound on the same day a horrifying practice in which a girl’s feet are bound until the bones break and they can be contorted into a small shapevisit on occasion, and frequently write each other on a fan in a language called Nu Shu lsa women’s writing – supposedly unreadable lisa see el abanico de seda men. Mediante sus mensajes, escritos o bordados en telas, abanicos y otros objetos, daban testimonio de un mundo tan sofisticado como implacable.

I would have loved to get Snow Flower’s perspective in her own voice, rather than through Lily’s aged and regretful eyes. The bond sdda Lily and Snow Flower begins the moment they meet as children and the story follows them through to adulthood.

If you are not a feminist already, this book will about make you one!