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

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi

This series of three young adult novels follow a girl from North Korea following the Japanese occupation, and then during the war years to Pusan, a journey of love and personal independence despite cultural strictures, then immigration to U.S. The book is followed by ECHOES OF THE WHITE GIRAFFE, and GATHERING OF PEARLS.

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