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The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa
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Jun 30, 09

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From Eva: The parallel stories of a young girl and her widowed mother as one grows into a woman and the other tries to live her life as fulfilled woman in a society defined by its social codes and traditions.
Compared to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and My Antonia, this is a remarkably quiet, beautiful coming of age story in a time when women were bound by the constraints of a male dominated society. The art is spectacularly beautiful, the characters ring true, and the Korean setting is one rarely seen in American literature of any kind. I think this will really appeal to girls who like their stories more literary than action-packed.

from me: looks at all the nooks and crannies of female adolescence, great attention to detail.
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