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Our guest this week is the bestselling novelist Lisa See, whose works include Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, and the classic memoir On Gold Mountain-- works that cross oceans and eons to tell the stories of female friendships and family bonds.  Set on a small island off the coast of Korea, See's new novel    The Island of Sea Women is the latest selection of the Barnes & Noble Book Club. In its pages, See follows the lives of two young women through the Japanese occupation, two wars, and the arrival of the dramatic changes of the modern era.  Like all of her books, it's tailor-made to spark conversation, and so we were delighted to have Lisa See on the podcast to talk with Miwa Messer about the inspiration behind The Island of Sea Women.


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