This is an amazing book. I learned so much about Chinese culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The novel revolves around two young girls, Lily and Snow Flower, who are "old sames" meaning that they share eight characteristics like birth month, day of birth, etc. Since they live in different towns and are unable to go anywhere on their own because their feet are bound, they communicate by writing messages on a fan in the secret women's language known as nu shu.
The book follows their lives and their friendship through foot binding to death and it was mesmerizing!
Enjoy your reading, everyone!