Welcome to the Jamaican stop on the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, which is being hosted by Judith at Leeswammes’ Blog. The hop starts on Saturday, June 25th and lasts until Wednesday, June 29th. I’ll be giving away Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (which is a wonderful read) and the rules are simple.
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5. I will contact the winner via email and expect to hear back within 48 hours. If not, I’ll pass the book along to the next person in line.
Have fun and enjoy your visits with the other hosts.
Book BlurbIn nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, or "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she has written a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on fans, compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. They both endure the agony of footbinding and together reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared 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 deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.