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North of Cincy Women’s BookClub

This book club is open to women who reside in the northern Cincinnati suburbs. It is geared towards open-minded, free-thinking women in their 30s and 40s. The reading content will be broad, but reflective in the interests of organizers and club members.

Lady Tan's Circle of Women: A Novel

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 See's classic Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Island of Sea Women.

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368 pages

Average rating: 8.31




Community Reviews

Jun 14, 2024
9/10 stars
I found this book fascinating on several levels. It was fast paced, yet filled with countless visual pictures of the dresses, décor, furniture, food, etc. That it was based on an actual female doctor in the 1400s hooked me in right away. Yes, the foot binding is gruesome, but compare it to medical practices in Europe in the 1400s. As usual, Lisa See magically transports us to a very different time and culture.
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May 13, 2024
7/10 stars
Interesting historical fiction about women and china.
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Apr 22, 2024
7/10 stars
It was just ok for me!
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Mar 10, 2024
8/10 stars
The story of a lady doctor in the early 1500's had so much influence in spite of rules and laws to keep her tucked away.
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Feb 14, 2024
6/10 stars
I wanted to love this as much as the book world did, but it was lack luster for me. The plot was hard to follow; I didn’t quite understand what direction it was going in or what the actual story was about. The character names were also hard to keep track off during certain parts of the story because there were so many. It was also cringey to read about how essentially it was a “man’s world,” which I know is the reality of the past, but ew. There were no characters or settings that I absolutely fell in love with or became attached to.
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