Lisa See, author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, now brings us her latest book, The Island of Sea Women.
THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN deftly explores the complexities of female friendship and introduces readers to the remarkably strong and spirited female divers of Jeju Island. It’s also an eye-opening portrait of a country ravaged by decades of conflict and unrest, and a searing examination of the effects that foreign intervention can have on the evolution of a nation and of course individual lives. It asks the eternal questions: How do we find forgiveness? Can we find forgiveness?
Booklist has called the novel, “A stupendous multigenerational family saga, See’s latest also provides an enthralling cultural anthropologyhighlighting the soon-to-be-lost, matriarchal haenyeo phenomenon and an engrossing history of violently tumultuous twentieth-century Korea… Stupendous…Mesmerizing.”
Free and open to the public. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A book sale and signing will follow the program. No tickets required.
Event Type(s): Special Events
Age Group(s): Adults