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Name:  Norma Libman  

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Genre: Fiction

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Biographical and Professional Information

Norma Libman is a journalist and lecturer. She has published more than 500 articles in newspapers nationwide on many topics, and has also written for textbook publishers and newsletters. Norma has degrees in education and literature from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She currently resides in Albuquerque and has taught writing, literature and humanities at universities and colleges in Illinois and New Mexico.


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Lonely River Village: A Novel of Secret Stories
ISBN: 0991477502

Norma Libman. 2014

In pre-Communist China women in the small villages of Hunan Province developed their own secret writing system. They used this script to communicate with each other because they were not allowed to go to school and learn Mandarin. Their script is called Nu Shu, which means women's writing. It was usually sewn into household linens as decoration, in order to disguise its true purpose. This is the story of one of those little villages, adapted from actual Nu Shu writing preserved from this era.