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Summary of Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women

Summary of Lisa See's The Island of Sea Women
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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781370027644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women
A Novel

by Lisa See

  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1501154869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who 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 find it impossible to ignore their differences. The Island of Sea Women takes place over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, 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. 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 forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. “This vivid…thoughtful and empathetic” novel (The New York Times Book Review) illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge and the men take care of the children. “A wonderful ode to a truly singular group of women” (Publishers Weekly), The Island of Sea Women is a “beautiful story…about the endurance of friendship when it’s pushed to its limits, and you…will love it” (Cosmopolitan).

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
A Novel

by Lisa See

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-03-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1501154842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, “one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot” (The New York Times Book Review), a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters. In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen. The stranger’s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock—conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice—she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a nearby city. As Li-yan comes into herself, leaving her insular village for an education, a business, and city life, her daughter, Haley, is raised in California by loving adoptive parents. Despite her privileged childhood, Haley wonders about her origins. Across the ocean Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. Over the course of years, each searches for meaning in the study of Pu’er, the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for centuries. A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family.

Stone House on Jeju Island

Stone House on Jeju Island
Improvising Life Under a Healing Moon

by Brenda Paik Sunoo

  • Publisher : Seoul Selection
  • Release : 2018-11-20
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1624120059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Creating a New life of Healing on Jeju IslandJeju's magic brings both blessings and curses. Its volcanic topography is beautiful, but left the island with a harsh environment; hidden underneath the peaceful fishing villages lie the scars of Korea's painful modern history. Around 25 years ago, after the passing of her young son Tommy, Brenda Paik Sunoo struck out on a journey in search of harbors for the heart. Of all the different places she visited, it was this island that drew her in, and she decided to build a home there. Stone House on Jeju Island is a record of building and moving into a.

The Island

The Island
A Book

by Victoria Hislop

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780061863455
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. And finally there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past. A richly enchanting novel of lives and loves unfolding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean during World War II, The Island is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy's touch on an unforgettable family.

Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students
A Book

by Keith Lawrence

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2021-08-31
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 1440872899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume collects, in one place, a breadth of information about Asian American literary and cultural history as well as the authors and texts that best define it. A dozen contextual essays introduce fundamental elements or subcategories of Asian American literature, expanding on social and literary concerns or tensions that are familiar and relevant. Essays include the origins and development of the term "Asian American"; overviews of Asian American and Asian Canadian social and literary histories; essays on Asian American identity, gender issues, and sexuality; and discussions of Asian American rhetoric and children's literature. More than 120 alphabetical entries round out the volume and cover important Asian North American authors. Historical information is presented in clear and engaging ways, and author entries emphasize biographical or textual details that are significant to contemporary young adults. Special attention has been given to pioneering authors from the late 19th century through the early 1970s and to influential or well-known contemporary authors, especially those likely to be studied in high school or university classrooms.

Lost Roses

Lost Roses
A Novel

by Martha Hall Kelly

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2019-04-09
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1524796387
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I. “Not only a brilliant historical tale, but a love song to all the ways our friendships carry us through the worst of times.”—Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at the tsar’s Winter Palace, the famous ballet. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and aristocratic countryside estates to the avenues of Paris where a society of fallen Russian émigrés live to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways. In her newest powerful tale told through female-driven perspectives, Martha Hall Kelly celebrates the unbreakable bonds of women’s friendship, especially during the darkest days of history.

Ellanor and the Curse on the Nine-Tailed Fox

Ellanor and the Curse on the Nine-Tailed Fox
A Book

by K.T. Durham

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2015-05-26
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 1504910702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A year has passed since Elly the elf returned home to Alendria after being stranded in the human realm of Gaya. She has been undergoing exhaustive training with the Order of Kaizendil, and though she has learned to teleport, wield a sword, and use a bow and arrow with some skill, she is utterly terrified of the impending task that awaits her: to seek out the Four Guardians of Gaya in the hopes that they will restore the four poisoned orbs of power that sustain the Tree of Alendria. After a years wait, the Order finally receives the first signal from Graille, the Guardian of Light. As Elly embarks on a dangerous journey in Gaya to find the Guardian, she gets caught in a web of intrigue that takes her all the way to Korea, where she meets an old woman and her grandson who turn out to be pivotal to the restoration of the first orb. Along the way, she learns of a deep, dark secret that the adults in her life have kept from her since her birth, a devastating truth about a girl named Goldie, who has been hiding out in London from her abusive foster mother for the past year. In this second book in the series, Elly faces many vile enemies and challenges on her quest, and her path eventually converges with Goldies

Mastering the Process

Mastering the Process
From Idea to Novel

by Elizabeth George

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-04-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1984878328
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the author of twenty-four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful--and prolific--novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers readers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel. This is a subject she knows well, having taught creative writing both nationally and internationally for over thirty years. "I have never before read a book about writing that is so thorough, thoughtful, and most of all, helpful." --Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women For many writers, the biggest challenge is figuring out how to take that earliest glimmer of inspiration and shape it into a full-length novel. How do you even begin to transform a single idea into a complete book? In these pages, award-winning, number one New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George takes us behind the scenes through each step of her writing process, revealing exactly what it takes to craft a novel. Drawing from her personal photos, early notes, character analyses, and rough drafts, George shows us every stage of how she wrote her novel Careless in Red, from researching location to imagining plot to creating characters to the actual writing and revision processes themselves. George offers us an intimate look at the procedures she follows, while also providing invaluable advice for writers about what has worked for her--and what hasn't. Mastering the Process gives writers practical, prescriptive, and achievable tools for creating a novel, editing a novel, and problem solving when in the midst of a novel, from a master storyteller writing at the top of her game.

The Island Home

The Island Home
The uplifting page-turner making life brighter in 2021

by Libby Page

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-06-24
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1409188299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two decades. Hundreds of miles. A lifetime of secrets. Can coming home mean starting again? 'A perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen 'Bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley 'Wonderfully engaging . . . beautifully drawn' Mike Gayle 'Radiates warmth, happiness and hope' Veronica Henry ----- Lorna's world is small but safe. She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly twenty years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up. Alice's world is tiny but full. She loves the community on Kip, her yoga classes drawing women across the tiny island together. Now Lorna's arrival might help their family finally mend itself - even if forgiveness means returning to the past... ----- Join the community of bestselling authors who love Libby's hopeful, moving storytelling! 'A wonderfully evocative and enveloping novel about the joys and comforts of community and friendship and a perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen, author of Miss you and Only You 'A tender tale about stepping out of the shadows of the past and navigating the route to a brighter future....this book not only takes the reader on a journey, but reminds us of the importance of finding our way back home' Mike Gayle, author of All The Lonely People 'The Island Home radiates warmth, happiness and hope. Libby is a truly gifted writer who weaves magic with her every word. Every page is a delight - gentle, comforting, reassuring and utterly charming' Veronica Henry, author of The Beach Hut series 'A tender, life-affirming story bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley, author of My Kind of Happy 'A joy-filled love letter to the power of community and connection, and a sensitive commentary on loneliness and forgiveness too, all of which is conveyed with huge warmth and affection' Celia Reynolds, author of Finding Henry Applebee 'A tender, heartfelt story, The Island Home explores every aspect of love and shows us it's never too late to fix what's broken. I left my heart with Lorna and Alice on the Isle of Kip' Lindsey Kelk, author of In Case You Missed It 'A gorgeous, heart-lifting story of families and the secrets that bind us, with a setting that you can lose yourself in' Rachael Lucas, author of The Village Green Bookshop

Build Your House Around My Body

Build Your House Around My Body
A Book

by Violet Kupersmith

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-07-08
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0861541006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Gorgeous, completely original, and quite disturbing, usually all three at the same time. Beware! This book might swallow you up.' Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Two young Vietnamese women go missing decades apart. Both are fearless, both are lost. And both will have their revenge. 1986: The teenage daughter of a wealthy Vietnamese family gets lost in an abandoned rubber plantation while fleeing her angry father, and is forever changed by the experience. 2011: Twenty-five years later, a young, unhappy Vietnamese-American named Winnie disappears from her new home in Saigon without a trace. The fates of both women are inescapably linked, bound together by past generations, by ghosts and ancestors, by the history of possessed bodies and possessed lands. Barrelling through the sweaty nightclubs of Saigon to ramshackle zoos, colonial mansions and haunted forests, Violet Kupersmith's heart-pounding fever dream of a novel deftly combines Vietnamese history and folklore to create an immersive, playful, utterly unforgettable debut.

The Names We Go by

The Names We Go by
A Book

by John Bennett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Island Beneath the Sea

Island Beneath the Sea
A Novel

by Isabel Allende

  • Publisher : HarperVia
  • Release : 2020-06-30
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780063021778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers."--Los Angeles Times The New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and A Long Petal of the Sea tells the story of one unforgettable woman--a slave and concubine determined to take control of her own destiny--in this sweeping historical novel that moves from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the ninteenth century. The daughter of an African mother she never knew and a white sailor, Zarité--known as Tété--was born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue. Growing up amid brutality and fear, Tété found solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and the mysteries of voodoo. Her life changes when twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770 to run his father's plantation, Saint Lazare. Overwhelmed by the challenges of his responsibilities and trapped in a painful marriage, Valmorain turns to his teenaged slave Tété, who becomes his most important confidant. The indelible bond they share will connect them across four tumultuous decades and ultimately define their lives.

Novels and Tales Reprinted from Household Words

Novels and Tales Reprinted from Household Words
A Book

by Charles Dickens

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1858
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories
A Book

by Charles Dickens

  • Publisher : JA
  • Release : 2018-10-31
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN : 2291055941
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. - A Christmas Carol - The Chimes - The Cricket on the Hearth - The Battle of Life - The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain The Christmas Stories: - A Christmas Tree - What Christmas is as we Grow Older - The Poor Relation's Story - The Child's Story - The Schoolboy's Story - Nobody's Story - The Seven Poor Travellers - The Holly-Tree - Wreck of the Golden Mary - The Perils of Certain English Prisoners - Going into Society - A Message From the Sea - Tom Tiddler's Ground - Somebody's Luggage - Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings - Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy - Doctor Marigold - Mugby Junction - No Thoroughfare

Heligoland and the Islands of the North Sea

Heligoland and the Islands of the North Sea
A Book

by William George Black

  • Publisher : Edinburgh : W. Blackwood
  • Release : 1888
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter
A Book

by Lizzie Pook

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2022-06-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781982180492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For readers of The Light Between Oceans and The Island of Sea Women, a feminist adventure story set against the backdrop of the dangerous pearl diving industry in 19th-century Western Australia, about a young English woman who sets off to uncover the truth about the disappearance of her eccentric father. Western Australia, 1886. After months at sea, a slow boat makes its passage from London to the shores of Bannin Bay. From the deck, young Eliza Brightwell and her family eye their strange, new home. Here is an unforgiving land where fortune sits patiently at the bottom of the ocean, waiting to be claimed by those brave enough to venture into its depths. An ocean where pearl shells bloom to the size of soup plates, where men are coaxed into unthinkable places and unspeakable acts by the promise of unimaginable riches. Ten years later, the pearl-diving boat captained by Eliza’s eccentric father returns after months at sea—without Eliza’s father on it. Whispers from townsfolk point to mutiny or murder. Headstrong Eliza knows it’s up to her to discover who, or what, is really responsible. As she searches for the truth, Eliza discovers that beneath the glamorous veneer of the pearling industry, lies a dark underbelly of sweltering, stinking decay. The sun-scorched streets of Bannin Bay, a place she once thought she knew so well, are teeming with corruption, prejudice, and blackmail. Just how far is Eliza willing to push herself in order to solve the mystery of her missing father? And what family secrets will come to haunt her along the way? A transporting feminist adventure story based on Lizzie Pook’s deep research into the pearling industry and the era of British colonial rule in Australia, Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter is ultimately about the lengths one woman will travel to save her family.

The Island of Formosa, Past and Present

The Island of Formosa, Past and Present
History, People, Resources, and Commercial Prospects. Tea, Camphor, Sugar, Gold, Coal, Sulphur, Economical Plants, and Other Productions

by James Wheeler Davidson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1903
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Davidson spent extensive time on the island and this was one of the most extensive histories up to its time and the only detailed study in English. Some argue that it remains unsurpassed as a history & ethnography of the island. It traces the history of Taiwan from early Dutch rule in 1514 to the early 20th century & describes natural resources, trade, industry, people, language, bird & animal life. Davidson went on to polar fame, going north with Peary to north Greenland.

The Island of Bachelors

The Island of Bachelors
Opera-bouffe in Two Acts

by Charles Lecocq

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1874
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Island of the Fisherwomen

The Island of the Fisherwomen
A Book

by Fosco Maraini

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author went to Japan to photograph the amphibious communities where the Ama women, who are accomplished divers, earn a living fishing for mollusks 50 feet underwater. On the tiny island of Hekura, he discovered the charming innocence of a simple way of live. This books describes their lifestyle and their work.