Lisa See

Book Give Away Quiz

Okay, as promised, we’re going to play a game and do two give aways. The first person to answer either question correctly gets their choice of two books.

Question #1.Who can tell me which book of Amy Tan’s features two sisters and a tale of rebellion, previous lives and self sacrifice during both modern day and the Taiping Rebellion?

Question #2. What Lisa See novel involves dark fantasies, opera and women of seventeenth century China?

I’ve got two books to offer as a prize:
“Born Confused” by Tanuja Desai Hidier or

“Saving Fish From Drowning” by Amy Tan.

Hidier’s novel is a paperback edition and Tan’s is in hardback, for those of you who care about such things. ;D

I have a confession to make: I haven’t read either novel yet. So whichever book is chosen, I’d love to hear the winner’s opinion on the book, or (dare I hope?) a book review with the winner as a guest blogger.

New Film Adaptation

An online aquaintance sent this to me:

Just saw this on wikipedia: The film version of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Book by Lisa See)will be directed by Wayne Wang in early 2010. Original script adaptation by Angela Workman. Revised by Wayne Wang and Michael Ray. Produced by Florence Sloan, Wendi Murdoch and Zhang Ziyi, to star Zhang. Sounds interesting.

Interesting indeed! I loved this book, though I usually dislike the time period used in the novel. The events of the war only touch on the last twenty or thirty pages of the novel, so it’s mostly about the friendship of two women. It’s poignant and extraordinary. I look forward to the movie. Many thanks to Kristen for letting me know!