Undercover Book Club meets approximately once every four to six weeks. The meetings take place Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bookstore. Our members receive 10% off the current book club title when purchased at Undercover. Once a member, we'll let you know each month what the current book is and the date of the meeting. You can also visit our Facebook Page for more Book Club Event Information.
Undercover welcomes other book clubs to register with the store and we will be happy to bring in their books at a discount. Please inquire at the store.
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the island of sea women by lisa see
Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that 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’s differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, 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, and she will forever be marked by this association. 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 after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.
Our Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 18th at 6pm.