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The island of sea women : a novel /

See, Lisa (author.).

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  • 12 of 42 copies available at SC LENDS.

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30 current holds with 42 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library F See Lisa (Text) 22960001730091 Adult New Fiction Checked out 04/22/2019
Anderson - Jennie Erwin Branch F See Lisa (Text) 27960228 Adult Rental Fiction Available -
Anderson - Lander Memorial Branch F See Lisa (Text) 22960001730109 Adult New Fiction Available -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch F See Lisa (Text) 22960001730117 Adult New Fiction Checked out 04/29/2019
Anderson - Piedmont Branch F See Lisa (Text) 27984780 Adult Rental Fiction Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch F See Lisa (Text) 27960137 Adult Rental Fiction Checked out 04/29/2019
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC SEE (Text) 0530006140793 Adult New Books Checked out 05/04/2019
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC SEE (Text) 0530010679518 Adult New Books On holds shelf -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch FIC SEE (Text) 0530006140766 Adult New Books Checked out 05/02/2019
Beaufort - Bookmobile North FIC SEE (Text) 0530010679716 Adult New Books Checked out 05/16/2019
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  • ISBN: 9781501154850
  • ISBN: 1501154850
  • Physical Description: print
    v, 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: 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.--
Subject: Collaborationists Family relationships Fiction
Women divers Fiction
Female friendship Fiction
Cheju Island (Korea) Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
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