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The Island of Sea Women By Lisa See

 

Lisa See is a master of historical fiction. She is the popular author of "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane," "Shanghai Girls" and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan."

This novel is based on the lives of the Haenyeo, a collection of all female divers, who lived on the island of Jeju. Jeju is located off the coast of South Korea. As in other Lisa See novels, it is fascinating to discover the weaving of this small island's history into the novel.

The real "sea women" of Jeju have supported their families throughout the centuries by diving for sea creatures they can sell. They dive up to 30 feet...



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