I really enjoyed this book, which I finished while we were in Tennessee. It is the story of Lily and Snow Flower, who at the age of 7, become laotong, or old sames, a relationship closer than any other, even marriage. They share so much of their lives together, beginning with foot binding. But a terrible misunderstanding drives them apart. The story is told by Lily as an old woman looking back on her life. It was very well written - I couldn't put it down. I rate it 4 out of 5.