VIRTUAL EVENT: Lisa See with WTMLIB and Second Century Fund

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join WTMLIB and River Bend Bookshop for a virtual event with Lisa See

Welles-Turner Memorial Library and the Second Century Fund are hosting a virtual event with bestselling author Lisa See on November 8, 2021.  

Join the Zoom conversation, centered on two of Lisa's books: The Island of Sea Women, and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.  Signed copies are available from River Bend Bookshop.

Register here to attend the event.


About the Author

Lisa See’s latest novel, The Island of Sea Women, is about the free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island. Booklistcalled 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.  This novel spans wars and generations, but at its heart is a beautifully rendered story of two women whose individual choices become inextricably tangled.”  Independent booksellers honored the novel by selecting it as an Indie Next pick, while Barnes & Noble chose the novel for its nationwide March 2019 Book Club.

Ms. See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird LaneSnow Flower and the Secret FanPeony in LoveShanghai GirlsChina 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. Ms. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China. Her books have been published in 39 languages.  See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.

Event address: 
2217 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
The Island of Sea Women: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501154867
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - March 10th, 2020

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812980356
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2009