Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Island of Sea Women

Divers. Clear your calendar to spend as many hours as you need to read Lisa See’s novel titled, The Island of Sea Women. This book tells us the story of the lives of two best friends from the island of Jeju, Mi-ja and Young-sook, who have been trained in the tradition of Haenyeo women from their youth as skilled divers to reap bounty from the sea. While the novel is packed with love and the joys of friendship, the brutality of life in Korea in the 1940s can be challenging to read. Tragedy strikes Mi-ja and Young-sook in different ways and their strengths are tested by the sea and by life’s circumstances. Most readers will want to talk to a friend about this novel or discuss it in a book group. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Island of Sea Women from

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