Between the Covers Discussing Lisa See's "The Island of Sea Women" August 25
We'll be discussing Lisa See's book at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, in the Library. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are not required but appreciated. This book discussion was scheduled for June 30th but had to be cancelled.
"Island of Sea Women" was released in 2019 and revolves around a collective of female divers from the Korean island of JeJu. This matrifocal culture based on an ancient tradition called the haenyeo centers on real women providing for their families by diving for seafood they can sell.
The story tells of Mi-Ja abnd Young-sook, best friends from different backgrounds over the period of 80 years beginning in the 1930's through the era of wet suits for women divers. Like other books by See this book focuses on female friendship and the bonds that tie them together and shape their lives.
2020 Book Selections
January 28 The Dutch House - Ann Patchett
February 25 The Giver of Stars - Jojo Moyes
March 31 The Ninth Hour - Alice McDermott - Cancelled
April 28 Where the Crawdads Sing - Della Owens - Cancelled
May 26 Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman - Cancelled
June 30 The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See - Cancelled
July 28 News of the World - Paulette Jiles
August 25 The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See (June Selection rescheduled)
September 29 Being Mortal - Atul Gawande
October 27 The Only Woman in the Room - Marie Benedict
November 24 The One-in-a-Million Boy - Monica Wood
December 15 Holiday Party and Trivia Contest!