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Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
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Feb 02, 2012

it was amazing
Read in February, 2012

I received this book from a goodreads giveaway;

I was under the impression that this book was going to be about Janie's search for her younger sister, which it isn't really.
Instead, I was met with a young Korean-American woman, who reminisced about her times as a childhood and other family stories. (I am secretly grateful it wasn't a mystery novel after all.)
Janie's devotion to her heritage and family is tested, however its not really a book about how she came out stronger or better or smarter, its more about her relationships that she encounters along the way and how they lead into the situation at hand.

This is the perfect book to read for leisure. I found it beautifully written, with the folktales, past memories, and present incorporated with such flow and thought. Wonderful mix of culture and a problem that people worldwide suffer from-caner.
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