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The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh
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it was amazing
bookshelves: read-women-2020

"Languages, as they open you, can also allow you to close."

I don't think I've ever read a memoir so fast (one sitting), yet I didn't want it to end. And I don't think that I've ever read a memoir I know I'll read again, but I will with this one.

Koh's story reads like a novel but is full to bursting with facts and truths and history. Including her mother's letters really added depth and perspective to Koh's individual experiences, both as a teenager and adult, and also demonstrated letting go and slow-release forgiveness. Beautiful.
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January 5, 2020 – Shelved
January 5, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
February 18, 2020 – Started Reading
February 18, 2020 – Finished Reading
December 26, 2020 – Shelved as: read-women-2020

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Olivia-Savannah Oh wow, this sounds truly amazing. I have been reading a lot of memoirs lately as well so I will have to look into this one.

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