Lady Tan’s Circle of Women
by Lisa See
Raised by her grandparents, heroine Tan Yunxian’s grandmother teaches her all she knows about treating and healing women, alongside her best friend Meiling, a midwife-in-training. When Tan becomes a wife in an arranged marriage though, it’s all off limits. You will root for Tan as you follow her journey as a mother, wife and doctor, where she even heads to the Forbidden City to help with infant deliveries. This wondrous, well-researched story is inspired by the true love, life and friendships of a remark- able woman physician from 15th-century China.