“The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See is this month’s book to be discussed. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.
“Set largely on the remote Korean island of Jeju, The Island of See Women follows Young-sook and Mi-ja, girls from strikingly different backgrounds who bond over their shared love of the sea. Working in their village’s all-female diving collective, the two friends come of age in a community where gender roles are anything but typical. Here, women are the primary breadwinners, the heads of household in all but name, and yet, as Mi-ja and Young-sook come to realize, there are limits to their control that can prove devastating.” (lisasee.com)