Lisa See is a number one New York Times bestselling novelist who was named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women. The Island of Sea Women tells the story of two best friends who gain the dangerous responsibility of working as free divers, women who swim deep beneath the ocean’s surface to catch fish. Carol talks to Lisa about the role of matrifocal societies, cultures that disappear over time, and the importance of history being given a personal perspective.
Books discussed in this episode:
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
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