Do you have a Secret Fan? The Sames? Well we made our own secret fans for our book club members who attended the September meeting as we discussed Lisa See's book Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Wonderful discussion on the difference in our cultures. Of course, foot-binding was hard to accept and Queen Val found pictures on the internet and shared with us. To us, it was amazing that such a practice every came into being!
However, the value of true friendship and the sharing of that friendship was strong in the book and in our lives our friendships are valued.
Author Christa Allan http://christaallan.com/ was in town from Abita Springs, LA and stopped in for a wonderful visit and talked about her latest book The Edge of Grace. The story is about a sister and brother, their relationship and how coming out of the closet affects that relationship. A story moral values and re-assessing what that means. Although not a memoir, much of the storyline is based on Christa personal experiences. At our PQ meeting, Christa shared many of her personal experiences that influenced this book.
Our next meeting will be October 26. The book is The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert.