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Summer Reading 2020

Information on the Books for 2020 Summer Reading

Why Choose This Book?

The Island of Sea WomenIsland of the Sea Women

by Lisa See


"While working as divers with the all-female diving collective on a small Korean island, Mi-ja and Young-sook find their friendship challenged by their differences and forces outside their control." - NoveList

"A stupendous multigenerational family saga, ... also provides an enthralling cultural anthropology highlighting the soon-to-be-lost, matriarchal haenyeo phenomenon and an engrossing history of violently tumultuous twentieth-century Korea. A mesmerizing achievement."

--Booklist, Starred Review




Read this book if...

  • You like stories centered around friendships.
  • You like historical fiction
  • You want a story about resilient women


More About the Book

Library Database Resources

Passwords on CANVAS

Online Video

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers) - UNESCO

Women of the Sea: Haenyo

"Haenyeo, Jeju Island's Women of the Sea, Part I."