Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Friday, September 19, 2008

I Wish for You a Beautiful Life: Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to Their Children, Sara Dorow

Heartwrenching real letters full of the Korean han the inner passion, especially pain and longing that is so deeply felt and most often expressed as rivers of tears. Because of the subject and the nature of the compilation, the melodrama is inherent. The book includes “explanatory” introductory notes to sections, which felt somewhat redundant at times.

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