Currently reading it for the 3rd time. Every time I read this beautiful book, I love it even more.
The book has different sections to it, and although it does not completely cover every aspect of Lily's (the narrator's) life, it goes through specific time periods that affected her and Snow Flower's friendship.
I wish it could have gone into the relationship between Lily and her daughter a little bit more, because it seems to me that in the end she became just like her mother. But, then again, the book cannot possibly cover everything, and its main focus was the friendship between the two central characters.
It is an interesting look at friendship, and I would definitely recommend it. (Especially if you're into historical fiction!)