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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: See, Lisa
Title: The Island of sea women
Summary, etc. note: "A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother's position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story--one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them--The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives"--q

International Standard Book Number: 9781501154850 (hardback)
International Standard Book Number: 9781501154867 (paperback)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781501154874 (ebook)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3569.E3334
Item number: I85 2019
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.54
Source of number: bisacsh
Classification number: FIC014000
Classification number: FIC044000
Classification number: FIC019000
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: by Lisa See.
Place of publication: New York
Name of publisher: Scribner
Date of publication: 2019
Projected publication date: 1903
: New York :
: Scribner,
: [2019]
Extent: 374 pages hardcover
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Summary, etc. note: "A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island"--
: Provided by publisher.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B&T 3/11/19
Purchase price: 27.00
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Subject: FICTION / Historical
Subject: FICTION / Contemporary Women.
Subject: FICTION / Literary.
Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: Historical fiction.
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: HAND CARRY X COPIES/CIP COPY/LP COPY/ANY COPIES NEEDED FOR CONGRESSIONAL LOAN; DO NOT DISCARD; PLS CONTACT/scar, x7717 2019-02-06
: xk12 2018-12-07
: xk12 2018-12-07 ONIX (telework) to CIP
: Sally Howe; phone: 212-698-2445; email: sally.howe@simonandschuster.com; bc: julia.lee.mcgill@simonandschuster.com

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