February Book Club (Asia - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan)

$ 71.00


Feature book: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Region: This month, we travel together to Asia.

Limited to 10 spots

Deadline to subscribe: January 29, 2021

Around the World Kit (Asia) available: February 1, 2021

Book + Communi-Tea online meet-up and experience: Sunday, February 28, 2021, 2pm PST

Genre: Historical fiction (Culture/history)

Length: 250 pages

In a remote village in 19th century China, young Lily is paired with a laotong (an “old same”), named Snow Flower in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. Snow Flower sends Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a secret language created by Chinese women to communicate away from the influence of men. Through this secret language, we follow Lily and Snow Flower as they become women navigating traditional customs, honor, marriage, and the complexities of friendship, betrayal, and loyalty. Note: Nu shu is a real “secret” language almost lost to the world as village elders passed, but now being revived by a new generation of women and scholars who seek to keep this unique tradition alive.

Included in your “Around the World Tea Kit” are:

  • This month’s feature book
  • This month’s featured teas (one caffeinated, one decaf), their history, creation, and connection to the book
  • 2 Paired small business goodies (art prints, stickers, bookmarks, enamel pins, etc.)
  • Participation in this month’s small group book club meeting facilitated by Linda and Friday – offering meaningful conversation, human connection, and shared learning centered around our featured book
  • Insights from a special guest – perhaps an artist, academic, or global visitor – to bring a unique perspective to the conversation 
  • Your valuable support for local business – all Books + Communi-Tea kits are sourced from local, small businesses

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