The Secret Language of WomenBook - 2015
"Set in China in the late 1800's, The Secret Language of Women tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zhou Bin Lian, a Eurasian healer, and Giacomo Scimenti, an Italian sailor, driven apart by the Boxer Rebellion. Through voyage and adventure, their love intensifies, but soon is severed by Lian's dutiful promise as the wife to another. Forbidden from pursuing her chosen profession as a healer, and despised because she does not have bound feet, she is forced to work in a cloisonné factory while her in-laws raise her daughter, Ya Chen. Rebelling against the life forced upon her, she empowers herself to act out against the injustice and becomes the master of her own destiny. But her quest for freedom comes at a costly price: a desperate search for beauty and love in the midst of brutality" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, 
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: ROMANO
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 23 cm