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Lady Tan's circle of women : a novel / Lisa See.

See, Lisa, (author.).

Summary:

"According to Confucius, "an educated woman is a worthless woman," but Tan Yunxian -- born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness -- is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations -- looking, listening, touching, and asking -- something a man can never do with a female patient. From a young age, Yunxian learns about women's illnesses, many of which relate to childbearing, alongside a young midwife-in-training, Meiling. The two girls find fast friendship and a mutual purpose -- despite the prohibition that a doctor should never touch blood while a midwife comes in frequent contact with it -- and they vow to be forever friends, sharing in each other's joys and struggles. No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity beauty can bloom. But when Yunxian is sent into an arranged marriage, her mother-in-law forbids her from seeing Meiling and from helping the women and girls in the household. Yunxian is to act like a proper wife -- embroider bound-foot slippers, pluck instruments, recite poetry, give birth to sons, and stay forever within the walls of the family compound, the Garden of Fragrant Delights."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781638087748
  • ISBN: 1638087741
  • Physical Description: 549 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by Scribner.
Includes author's note with background information.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Sex role > China > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Large type books.
China > History > Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Large print books.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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La Conner Regional Library LP FIC SEE 112541 LARGE PRINT Available -


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