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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
See’s new novel explores the matrifocal society of the haenyeo, female divers of Jeju, an island off the coast of present-day South Korea. Readers experience events through the eyes of diver Young-sook as she learns her craft during the Japanese occupation of Korea, through World War II, and into the present era. Her friend Mi-ja, an orphan and child of a Japanese collaborator, is taken in by Young-Sook’s mother and taught to dive, but the friendship is sorely tested shortly after World War II during a time of mass murder. (2019, 374 pgs; Fiction)
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Evaluating his life on the eve of his death, atypical canine Enzo considers the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift, has made in his pursuit of becoming a professional race car driver, and the dog’s own efforts to preserve the Swift family. (2008, 321 pgs; Fiction)
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
In this beautifully written masterwork, Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. (2010, 622 pgs; Nonfiction)
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