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Snow Flower and The Secret Fan: Rice and Salt Days and Sitting Quietly April 23, 2007

Posted by Han in Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See.
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This completes the last chapters for Snow Flower and will include final wrap up. What are your thoughts?

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Couple questions to think about

The author sees Snow Flower and the Secret Fan as a novel about love and regret, but do you think there’s also an element of atonement in it as well?

The story takes place in the nineteenth century and seems very far removed from out lives–for instance, we don’t have our feet bound and we’re free and mobile. Do you think we’re still bound up in other ways: by career, by family obligations, by conventions of feminine beauty, or even by events beyond our control (war, the economy, and natural disasters)?

Because of its phonetic nature, nu shu could easily be taken out of context and be misunderstood. Today, many of us communicate through e-mail or instant-messaging. Have you ever had an experience where on e of your messages was misunderstood because of a lack of context, facial or body gestures, and tone of voice? Or have you ever received a message that you misinterpreted and had your feelings hurt?

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Last Week of April April 23, 2007

Posted by Han in Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See.
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Can you all believe it!!!!!  We are already at the last week here in April.  I am going to post the final wrap up chapters for both Madame Bovary and Snow Flower so that we can finish up discussion on those this week.  I am sorry for the lack of questions for these last two books but I am pretty busy getting ready for baby here and although I am reading the books have not had the energy to think up and post questions.  If any of you want to post questions for discussion please feel free to do that.

 Just a reminder that we will be starting Grapes of Wrath on May 1st it is a long one so be sure to pick up your book soon.grapesofwratjh.jpg

Snowflower and The Secret Fan: Hair Pinning Days April 12, 2007

Posted by Han in Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See.
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Here is where we will discuss this section of the book.  Sorry gals I don’t have any specific questions need to read this section myself.  HEE HEE

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan: Sitting Quietly and Daughter Days April 5, 2007

Posted by Han in Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See.
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These seemed like short sections so I broke it up into the larger section.  Here is where you can discuss the first part of the book.