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

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Yankee in the Land of the Morning Calm, by Donald G. Southerton

A young adult historical novel follows the “Connecticut Yankee,” Josh Gillet, to late 19th century Korea, a period when Americans begin to receive trade concessions and as a result begin to influence the deeply traditional agrarian culture of the cloistered nation. Josh falls in love and begins to come to terms with his identity.

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