Immerse yourself in the culture of China in the 1400s. Women were raised to be subservient in so many ways, and yet young Yunxian and her friend Meiling find ways to excel beyond what traditions dictate. Rich, historical details are Lisa See’s strengths, and good storytelling makes this book a treasure. — Marlene
Another immersive historical novel filled with beauty, sadness, family loyalties, and the power of women helping women. Set in 15th Century China – when husbands and mother-in-laws ruled the lives of young married women. It was fascinating to read about women physician healers and the role their medicinal remedies play in our modern world. So good!! –Melissa
A double recommendation from The Well-Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene, ID! This novel is the store’s June Gem:
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