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The Island Of Sea Women

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 9781501154867
Genre : Fiction
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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).
Category: Fiction

The Island Of The Women And Other Stories

Author : George Mackay Brown
ISBN : 9781848549463
Genre : Fiction
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In these six stories George Mackay Brown leads us back along the sweep of Orkney's past and beyond even that to the remoteness of fable. He reveals the timelessness of the lived moment and the constants of island life in the harvest of sea and land and the compulsions of voyage and homecoming.
Category: Fiction

The Island Of The Fisherwomen

Author : Fosco Maraini
ISBN : UCSD:31822032511461
Genre : Ama Divers
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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.
Category: Ama Divers

Wandering Women

Author : Angeline A. Kelly
ISBN : UOM:39015034257363
Genre : Travel
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Spanning the five continents, Wandering Women presents travel writings from the 1790s to the 1990s. These thirty-seven intrepid travellers include Anna Jane Thornton who posed as a male sailor in order to get to New York. Beatrice Grimshaw, world-record cyclist who is still remembered in Papua and Daisy Bates who recorded the lives of the Australian Aborigines. These are tales drawn from journals, autobiographies, letters and private diaries as well as the travel books of present day professionals such as Dervla Murphy. These women write as wives or companions, as political exiles, emigrants, nuns, journalists, servants or anthropologists. Across Russia, Canada and the Atlantic ocean to the USA, the Pacific islands, Africa and Tibet, they travel by canoe and camel, ox-wagon and bicycle. Some are solo explorers, some travel on duty, for pleasure or for economic gain. Most are adventurous, some foolhardy but all write in vivid and memorable ways.
Category: Travel

Thirty Years At Sea

Author : Edward Shippen
ISBN : PRNC:32101059761286
Genre : Seafaring life
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Category: Seafaring life

The Island

Author : Harriet Deacon
ISBN : 0864862997
Genre : Prisons
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Robben Island is a low-lying outcrop of rock and sand guarding the entrance to South Africa's Table Bay. Although it is just a few kilometres long and a barely swimmable distance from Cape Town, it may well be the most significant historical site in South Africa today.
Category: Prisons

Sea Phantoms

Author : Fletcher S. Bassett
ISBN : UCLA:31158000077726
Genre : Ocean
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Category: Ocean

The Islands Of Ireland

Author : Thomas H. Mason
ISBN : UOM:39015056694162
Genre : Aran Islands (Ireland)
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Category: Aran Islands (Ireland)

Moon Tides

Author : Brenda Sunoo
ISBN : 8991913784
Genre : History
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Imagine strolling along the windy shores of Jeju Island, off the southwest coast of Korea. Suddenly, you hear whistling echoing from the sea. Turning to the water, you spot weathered faces bobbing to the surface, and you realize that the sound is the exhaled breath of sea women, known as haenyeo.
Category: History

The Girl From The Island

Author : Lorna Cook
ISBN : 9780008379070
Genre : Fiction
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Pre-order your copy now: the emotional tale of sisters and secrets from the Number One bestselling author of The Forgotten Village and The Forbidden Promise ______________
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Author : Changyong Yang
ISBN : 9780824874438
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Jeju Island, located about 30 miles southwest of the Korean mainland, is famous for its natural beauty, dolhaleubang (“stone grandfather”) statues, haenyeo (“sea women”) divers—and its language, which has only recently been recognized as distinct from Korean. This finding—still considered controversial—undermines the centuries-old belief that Korea has a single language within its borders and opens the door to an entirely new perspective on linguistic diversity in East Asia. Jejueo: The Language of Korea’s Jeju Island offers both an introduction to the language and the foundation for a wave of new research on its many unique features. Through its comprehensive approach, the book helps establish the importance of Jejueo to the cultural and linguistic heritage of not only Jeju Island, but also the entire Korean peninsula. After a brief introductory chapter on the history of the island and its culture, the authors work their way through the language step by step, examining its sounds, part-of-speech system, and rich inventory of suffixes for both nouns and verbs, to which several chapters are devoted. Carefully written to minimize technical language and supplemented with hundreds of examples, the work is intended to be accessible to scholars working in all fields of Korean studies. Jejueo tells the story of a language that has been under wraps for far too long and is now in peril. After centuries of use as the first language of the island, only a few thousand elderly fluent speakers remain, leading UNESCO to classify Jejueo as “critically endangered” in 2010. As the first full-length treatment of Jejueo in English, this book marks a milestone in Korean studies and is sure to trigger extensive discussion of the language and its place in Korean society.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mastering The Process

Author : Elizabeth George
ISBN : 9781984878328
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Romance Of Casco Bay

Author : Edward Rowe Snow
ISBN : WISC:89064421654
Genre : Canoes and canoeing
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Stories of shipwrecks, treasure, wars, fires, and other pieces of history from the Casco Bay area.
Category: Canoes and canoeing

The Island House

Author : Elana Johnson
Genre : Fiction
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Charlotte Madsen's whole world came crashing down six months ago with the words, "I met someone else." Thirty-seven, recently divorced, and childless. That's Charlotte when she disembarks from the plane in Getaway Bay. She wants to get away, that's for sure. She thought the best way to do that was to buy a run-down house overlooking the bay, knowing she'll need all her fixer-upper skills to get it in shape. Which is just fine. She's hoping as she overhauls the house, she'll get a life makeover too. She was not expecting a tall, handsome man to be under the kitchen sink when she arrives at the supposedly abandoned house. She wasn't expecting to get drenched when the non-plumber twists something the wrong way. And she certainly wasn't expecting her heart to be well enough to feel anything for anyone. But former Air Force pilot, Dawson Dane, has a charming devil-may-care personality, and Charlotte could use some carefree laughter in her life. But everything with Dawson isn't sunshine and unicorns. He's estranged from his family, though he does speak to one of his brothers. And he's never committed to anything except his career, even choosing flying over an engagement years ago. Can Charlotte navigate the healing process as she renovates the island house? Can Dawson finally make a commitment to a woman? Or will he and Charlotte decide a relationship is just too hard?
Category: Fiction

The Missionary

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ISBN : NYPL:33433068276264
Genre : Presbyterian Church
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Category: Presbyterian Church