There is something about this book cover that made me smile; even before I read the synopsis of the book. I have always loved these lovely fans. The Chinese and Japanese women dressed in Kimono and carrying those beautiful fans in hands fascinated me. The beautiful fan was one of the reasons that made me to like the front cover.
The fan representing the feminine thing; it draws a link to the book plot in an indirect way. The book is about the amazing bonding between Lily and Snow flower. About their friendship; happiness and sorrows of life. Life that gets entangled amidst the Chinese traditions.
The story line in a nut shell goes something like this. Library Thing provides the synopsis of the book.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship.
Having loved exploring the Japanese Culture through “Memoirs of Geisha”; I think this book will be a good read. It is going to my wish list for sure.