Sisterhood Book Club
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Adult Reading Room, RAMBAM Center (Library)
Contact: Lori Fabry, email@example.com, 305.972.9585
A dynamic and engaging opportunity to discuss books that are sure to generate conversation about a multitude of topics.
Thursday, November 21st, 7:00–9:00 pm
Adult Reading Room, RAMBAM Center • RSVP
The Island of Sea Women
by Lisa See
The Island of Sea Women offers up an evocative tale of two best friends whose bonds are both strengthened and tested over decades by forces beyond their control. Set largely on the remote Korean island of Jeju, The Island of Sea 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.
Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. She was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.
Please join us for a potluck dinner and discussion. Let us know what you will be bringing (appetizer, main course, salad, side dish, dessert, beverages or wine). Contact Lori Fabry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305.972.9585 with any questions or to have your name included on the Whoozin list. Everyone is welcome to be part of this fun evening!