In 19th century China it was “better to have a dog than a daughter” and that’s the backdrop to a stunning novel about the lifelong relationship between two women and the secret code between them.
“…a meticulously researched account of women’s lives in 19th- century China, where it is ”better to have a dog than a daughter.” (And where the girls’ feet are bound in a stomach-turning ritual that Lisa See describes with admirable precision and coolness.) “ – Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly
“The book describes a very intense friendship between two women, Lily and Snow Flower, who are linked together more closely than lovers. The only bonds tighter than the ones uniting these two souls are the agonizing ties applied to their precious young feet.” - Janet Maslin, NYTimes
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