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The Resource Snow flower and the secret fan : [a novel], Lisa See, (CD sound recording)

Snow flower and the secret fan : [a novel], Lisa See, (CD sound recording)

Label
Snow flower and the secret fan : [a novel]
Title
Snow flower and the secret fan
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lily is haunted by memories--of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, 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 lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart
Cataloging source
TEFBT
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
S66 2005ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Janet Song
Label
Snow flower and the secret fan : [a novel], Lisa See, (CD sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm59130698
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 72 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415921548
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • 6743-CD
  • RHCD 731
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781415921548
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Snow flower and the secret fan : [a novel], Lisa See, (CD sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm59130698
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 72 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415921548
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • 6743-CD
  • RHCD 731
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781415921548
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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