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Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunée
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Apr 16, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: books-forcooks
Read in June, 2009

This is a memoir by a young woman who was adopted by an American family from a Korean orphanage, moved to Europe and became involved with a much older wealthy man.The book tskes place mostly in their exquisite home in Provence and there is lots of porny food descriptions.

It's filled to the brim with self-pity. It's clear that she has huge abandonment issues that no amount of good eating can fill, but it's a little hard to feel someone who is in despair driving through the French countryside on the way back from a rose-petal facial. That's a problem I need to have!

This seemed like a book that, given some years and some distance, she might come to regret, especially the way she portrays her parents and siblings. As a mother myself, and twice Kim's age, I can't help but wonder about her adoptive mother's perspecitve and whether I too would question my child's life choices, especially if they involved moving to another continent, becoming involved with a much older partner (seperated and w/ children), and living with no other visible means of support than said partner. I might ask a few disapproving questions myself.
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