Books: Moon Tides: Book Reviews: Paola Gianturco


“Imagine that you visit Jeju Island where Korean grandmothers free dive to harvest seaweed and shellfish. Even at age 70, many plunge 50 feet and hold their breath underwater for two minutes. Wouldn’t you like to talk with these daring women? Photojournalist Brenda Paik Sunoo, who lived a while in her grandmother’s homeland to research this book, invited the locals to share their honest, intimate stories. Moon Tides amplifies their voices with Brenda’s engaging, award-winning photographs plus woodcuts and poetry. You’ll discover details about the women’s work, relationships, traditions, community and spiritual lives. Moon Tides is a beautiful, compelling book; I loved it.” 

Paola Gianturco, author of Celebrating Women and Women Who Light the Dark, to be published in September 2012.