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

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Gathering of Pearls by Sook Nyul Choi

Concludes the series of three autobiographical fiction books about growing up near Pyeongyang during the Japanese Occupation, through the turmoil of the Russian and American occupations, and flight to South Korea. In this sequel to YEAR OF IMPOSSIBLE GOODBYES and ECHOES OF THE WHITE GIRAFFE, Sookan Bak spends her first year after the Korean War in NYC, attending college, trying to fit in and also meet rigid family expectations.

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