Barnes & Noble Announces Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women as March 2019 National Book Club Selection

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Readers are Invited to the Barnes & Noble Book Club Discussion in their Local Store on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 PM

Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition of The Island of Sea Women Includes an Exclusive Essay by the Author and Reading Group Guide

New York, NY – March 5, 2019 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See as the March 2019 selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a monthly book club designed to bring readers in communities across the country together to discuss the most compelling books. Barnes & Noble is selling a special Exclusive Book Club Edition of The Island of Sea Women as well as hosting a free Book Club night for customers to discuss the novel in stores across the country on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 PM local time. Customers can buy the book starting today and sign up for the Book Club in their local store or online at

The new novel by New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, The Island of Sea Women is an unforgettable story of female friendship and family secrets that cuts across decades while also introducing readers to the fierce female divers of South Korea’s Jeju Island.

“Lisa See has brought readers a host of incredible characters and stories spanning many countries and time periods, and The Island of Sea Women adds to her incredible body of work with a story of female friendship and family secrets all set on the fascinating Jeju Island in South Korea,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade Books at Barnes & Noble. “We are thrilled to have The Island of Sea Women as our third Barnes & Noble Club selection of 2019. We encourage customers to read this stunning novel and then join us in our stores around the country to discuss with fellow readers.”

The Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition of The Island of Sea Women comes with an essay by Lisa See as well as a Reading Group Guide for discussion. Customers can buy the book now on, or at their local Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble will hold the Book Club discussions on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 PM, about one month after the book goes on sale. Customers can sign up to attend the discussion online at:

Previous Barnes & Noble Book Club selections include: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, Clock Dance by Anne Tyler, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict, and The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin.

For more details, customers can ask one of their local, knowledgeable Barnes & Noble booksellers, or check the Barnes & Noble Store Locator for event information.

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