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Week of March 9, 2020

Lisa See's THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN is about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. It 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 female divers. Other paperback releases for the week of March 9th include THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth, a twisty, compelling novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death; THE UNWINDING OF THE MIRACLE, a powerful, honest and inspirational memoir from Julie Yip-Williams, a young mother who, at the age of 37, was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer; and Cara Robertson's THE TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN, which tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history, and is based on 20 years of research and recently unearthed evidence.