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The Island of Sea Women is a story about the free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island. An enthralling and engrossing story about the intersection of family, friendships and history. In this, her newest novel, author Lisa See reaches new depths exploring the matrifocal haenyeo society in Korea, caught between tradition and modernization. This novel spans wars and generations, but at its heart is a beautifully rendered story of two women, whose individual choices become inextricably tangled. The book has won many awards and accolades. Barnes & Noble chose this novel for its nationwide March 2019 Book Club.
Lisa See is the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. Her books have been published in 39 languages. Ms. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.
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