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Book To Movie

The Book
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
By Lisa See


Also available in: book club kit, downloadable audiobook and eBook

A story of friendship set in nineteenth-century China follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies through a unique secret language.

Reviews and Author Notes
Author’s official website

If you like this story, you might like:
The Last Empress by Anchee Min
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto

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The Movie
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
In Chinese with English subtitles

Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendants must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.

Official Website
Cast, Producer and Director, More Info

If you like this movie, you might like:
The Joy Luck Club
Steel Magnolias


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