Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, July 23, 2010

First Lines...

"I AM WHAT THEY CALL IN OUR VILLAGE "ONE WHO HAS NOT yet died" - a widow, eighty years old. Without my husband, the days are long. I no longer care for the special foods that Peony and the others prepare for me. I no longer look forward to the happy events that settle under our roof so easily. Only the past interests me now..."

.......Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See

5 comments:

Tea said...

I have read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. It's the best book I've read about China. Loved the friendship between the two women. But that's not half of the story. Love it.

Page said...

Sounds like a great read.

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Suzanne said...

Hi Tea!
This was one of my all time favorite books too! The friendship and the way Lisa See depicted it was with such depth and feeling.

Suzanne said...

Hi Page,
This is definitely a wonderful read. I would recommend this to any woman who has ever had a close friendship or a woman who has a close sister.

Marg said...

I really enjoyed reading Lisa See's historical fiction novels.

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