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Korean Dinner Adventure
March 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT$5.00 – $48.00
About the Event
Due to the Corona virus concerns, this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Should the event not be rescheduled, ticket holders will receive a refund at that time.
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New York Times bestselling author Lisa See is a master at exploring the complexities of female friendship, so why not grab a friend (or come as a single and make new friends) as we celebrate her newest book, The Island of Sea Women, in which she introduces readers to the remarkably strong and spirited female divers of Jeju Island, Korea.
Over a delicious Korean BBQ dinner, enjoy Lisa’s introduction of 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.
Your Adventure includes a delicious Korean dinner, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, author presentation, book signing, and the chance to meet the author up-close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.
About the Author and Book
Lisa See is the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Peony in Love,Shanghai Girls,Dreams of Joy, and China Dolls, in which she has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds between women. These books have been celebrated for their authentic, deeply researched, lyrical stories about Chinese characters and cultures.
Now, in The Island of Sea Women, Lisa writes about about the free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island. Booklist called The Island of Sea Women “stupendous… enthralling…and engrossing.” Jodi Picoult has given her praise: “Lisa See excels at mining the intersection of family, friendship and history, and in her newest novel, she reaches new depths exploring the matrifocal haenyeo society in Korea, caught between tradition and modernization.”