Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Beautiful story about the friendship of two girls sworn to each other as soul-sisters. They expressed their thoughts and love though the secret women's writing of nu shu.
Trick: With Lisa See's books, read the notes first. Usually the last chapter, Lisa would describe the writing of the book. Given the historical perspective, I enjoyed the book much better than her previous one, Peony in Love.
I was surprised with some bad reviews about this book, mostly criticizing it for the topic of footbinding and the absence of women's rights. It was the same everywhere in the world at that time, although the manifestation was different. For example, In America, women were denied the right to vote. In China, women's feet were bound. It's like refusing to read a book about slavery or the Holocaust because it is morally wrong.