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The Lotus Shoes

Author(s): Jane Yang

Location(s): China

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1800s

THE CAPTIVATING, HEART-RENDING STORY OF TWO WOMEN IN 1800S CHINA

Love and loss. Sisterhood and betrayal. Little Flower and Linjing’s fates are bound together.

As a child, Little Flower is sold to Linjing’s wealthy family to become a muizai. In a fit of childish jealousy over her new handmaiden’s ladylike bound feet and talent for embroidery, Linjing ensures Little Flower can never leave her to ascend in society.

Despite their starkly different places in the Fong household, over the years the two girls must work together to secure both their futures through Linjing’s marriage. As the two grow up, they are by turns bitter rivals and tentative friends.

Until scandal strikes the family, and Linjing and Little Flower’s lives are unexpectedly thrown into chaos. Linjing’s fall from grace could be an opportunity for Little Flower – but will their intertwined fates lead to triumph, or tragedy for them both?

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