Oceanside Library Loves authors!
Lisa See: POSTPONED - But we hope to bring her back as a guest in the near future. New York Times bestselling author, Lisa See has written The Island of Sea Women, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land, 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.
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 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.
missed these visits? No problem! we've got their books!
Tara Clancy: Joined us the evening of February 25th at 7pm as a visiting author. Tara Clancy is a writer, storyteller, and comic. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Nation, The Paris Review Daily and The New York Times Magazine. and her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, is a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. She is a frequent host of The Moth live shows and has told several stories on The Moth Radio Hour and NPR’s Snap Judgment. Tara has also appeared on HBO’s Girls and High Maintenance and has been a panelist on NPR’S Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me! More info. at www.taraclancy.com. Her memoir is available to borrow digitally from Libby and Overdrive.
Marcy Calvi: Joined us on Wednesday, February 19th at 7pm as we welcomed her as the CBS2 This Morning co-anchor. Mary Calvi discussed her book Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love. She is an American television journalist and author and the recipient of ten Emmy Awards. Calvi's book is available on Libby, Overdrive and Hoopla!
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