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

Monday, May 4, 2009

Korean Adventure: Inside Story of an Army Wife, by Dorothy House Vieman

The diary of the wife of an KMAG (Korean Military Advisory Govt.) Army Colonel who arrived in Seoul on April 29, 1949 and lived there for 14 months until she was evacuated because of the looming Korean War. Unlike the similar memoir, Irma and the Hermit, this narrator is worldly and although much is new to her, she is compassionate and curious about what she sees in Korea.

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