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Angie Kim is the debut author of the international bestseller and Edgar winner Miracle Creek, named a "Best Book of the Year" by Time, The Washington Post, Kirkus, and The Today Show, among others. Her novel also won the ITW Thriller Award, the Strand Award, and the Pinckley Prize. A Korean immigrant, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, and one of Variety Magazine’s inaugural “10 Storytellers to Watch,” Kim has written for Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Glamour, and numerous literary journals. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons. ...more

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Angie Kim Hi Heather! Thank you so much - I'm so glad that you're reading and loving Miracle Creek! On the autism question, I gravitated toward autism and cereb…moreHi Heather! Thank you so much - I'm so glad that you're reading and loving Miracle Creek! On the autism question, I gravitated toward autism and cerebral palsy in Miracle Creek because I did HBOT myself for my son who was suffering from ulcerative colitis. (I wrote about this in Vogue in the Feb issue - the link is in my website at www.angiekimbooks.com). Most of the patients in that particular chamber had autism or cerebral palsy, and I became close friends with a number of the moms. Also, I had a lot of overlap with that group because one of my kids was born deaf in one ear and had extensive speech therapy and auditory processing therapy as well. In addition, I had a revelation a few months ago as I was working on an essay. I think I'm drawn to autism, especially kids with autism who are nonverbal, because it reminds me of when I first moved from Korea to Baltimore at age 11 and I couldn't understand or say anything, the frustration of feeling (and being treated as) inferior and unintelligent because of that inability to communicate. My situation, of course, was temporary, and I knew that I'd learn English eventually (and did), but given the intensity of my frustration and insecurity, it makes me feel so much empathy for those who are and will probably always be nonverbal, like those with autism.

Thank you for reaching out again. I hope you enjoy the rest of Miracle Creek!

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Angie (Kim is my last name, Angie my first!)(less)
Angie Kim Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it (at least I *think* you enjoyed it? I always joke that "What a book!" is a great thing to say to so…moreThank you so much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it (at least I *think* you enjoyed it? I always joke that "What a book!" is a great thing to say to someone if you didn't really like their book but want them to think you did, haha). To answer your question, yes, I have started working on a new novel. It's a literary mystery about a little boy who is nonverbal (with autism) who goes on a walk with his father, and only the boy returns home. It's about his family's attempt to solve the mystery of what happened with the missing father. I just started, so it will be a few years before it's done and released. In the meantime, I have essays and stories (some related to Miracle Creek) on the "Other Writing" tab on my website (angiekimbooks.com). Thank you again for reading and for reaching out!(less)
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Angie Kim Angie Kim said: " Humankind discovers intelligent life in an octopus species with its own language and culture?!! A high-stakes global competition to dominate the future? A glorious blurb by David Mitchell?! YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

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Angie Kim and 4 other people liked Jordan's review of Miracle Creek:
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"This was so freaking good. A trial book, a murder mystery, a clash of cultures, and a hard look at the lasting implications of trauma. Sheesh. Masterfully done, and it was the author's first novel. Dang, sis. Someone else read it so we can discuss, p" Read more of this review »
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"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5 - Miracle Creek was a brilliant courtroom thriller🙌 It unsettled me in the way that every tragic story should and I still can't stop replaying it in my mind.

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"Oh what a tangled web we weave - lies, lies, lies! A little sluggish sometimes, but there's a roller coaster ride in this novel. Amazing debut work and love the author's backstory (in audio version, check out the author interview). "
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In this powerful, exquisitely constructed novel about a crime (but so much more), Christoffer Carlsson uses a twisty murder mystery to explore the haunting reverberations of guilt and obsession through generations of families and communities. At once ...more
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SOLITO was such an emotional read for me. Javier Zamora was nine when he made the long journey to join his parents in America, unaccompanied anyone he knew. As a mom, I couldn't imagine my much older boys doing that, and it really tore me up reading ...more
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I'm dizzy.... How does Blake Crouch keep coming up with these unbelievable premises?!... Is my brain working? I can't tell.... These are the phrases in my scrawled bedside notes I wrote at like 3 am several months ago right after finishing the ARC. I ...more
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" Wow, what an amazing review. I'm in the middle of a writing sprint to finish the first good draft of my second novel, so I haven't been able to get mo ...more "
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THE MIDCOAST is a suspenseful, funny, and chilling exploration of the costs of pursuing the American dream. Adam White expertly weaves an intriguing uncovering of small town secrets with a propulsive family drama. A perfect summer read about a perfec ...more
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“In a way, he supposed, it was inevitable for immigrants to become child versions of themselves, stripped of their verbal fluency and, with it, a layer of their competence and maturity.”
Angie Kim, Miracle Creek

“But that was the way life worked. Every human being was the result of a million different factors mixing together -- one of a million sperm arriving at the egg at exactly a certain time; even a millisecond off, and another entirely different person would result. Good things and bad--every friendship and romance formed, every accident, every illness--resulted from the conspiracy of hundreds of little things, in and of themselves inconsequential.”
Angie Kim, Miracle Creek

“That was the thing about lies: they demanded commitment. Once you lied, you had to stick to your story.”
Angie Kim, Miracle Creek

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