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Lady Tan's circle of women / Lisa See.

See, Lisa, (author.). Lim, Jennifer, (narrator.). Chien, Justin, (narrator.). Playaway Digital Audio, (issuing body.). Playaway Products, LLC, (issuing body.).

Summary:
The latest historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China--perfect for fans of Sees classic Snowflower and the Secret Fan and The Island of Sea Women. 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 womens 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 others 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. How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions, go on to treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? How might the power of friendship support or complicate these efforts? Lady Tan's Circle of Women is a captivating story of women helping other women. It is also a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798822673731 :
  • Physical Description: 1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
  • Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title supplied by publisher.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Previously released by Simon & Schuster.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Jennifer Lim, Justin Chien.
Target Audience Note:
Adult.
Subject: Women physicians > Fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Arranged marriage > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
China > History > Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Audiobooks.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Parkland Community Library PA F SEE (Text) 34422006216606 Playaway Available -


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