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Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
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Jan 31, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: giveaway-win
Read from February 09 to 15, 2012

Won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. Fun to get an advance copy.

Now finished reading it...
I liked it. I didn't love it. I think my expectations were a bit different than what it ended up being, but it was a good book overall. The description of the plot on the back of the book and on Goodreads puts emphasis on the story line between the daughters and about the sister's disappearance. It turns out, the book really had fairly little to do with that part of the plot and everything to do with the daughter's relationship with her father.
The middle of the book meandered a bit and parts of the story line seemed extraneous and not well fleshed out. I do appreciate the cultural aspects of the story and how this family's heritage and experiences in different cultures shaped their family and relationships. I thought parts of the book were very eloquently written, but others were only okay.
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