The Atascadero Friends of the Library is excited to launch its "Author in the Spotlight" series with New York Times bestselling author Lisa See. Her books The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, debuted at #1 and have been published in 39 languages. Lisa 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.
Lisa See’s new novel, The Island of Sea Women, is about the free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island. Booklist called The Island of Sea Women "stupendous… enthralling…and engrossing". 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.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is a moving story about tradition, tea farming, and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters as well as an unforgettable portrait of a little known region, its people and a celebration of the bonds of family.
Join us as Lisa See talks about her two most recent books, The Island of Sea Women and The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Her 45-minute talk will be followed by a 20-minute audience Question & Answer period. The author will sign books following the Q&A session.
Lisa See will begin speaking at 7pm. A limited number of books will be available for purchase in the lobby when doors open at 6pm.
Due to the mature subject matter in these books, the event is recommended for adults and NOT suggested for readers under 16 years of age.