Title: Kinship of Secrets
Authors: Kim, Eugenia
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 292
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: When Calvin and Najin Cho with daughter Miran in tow, migrate to the US in 1948, they have every intention of sending for their second child once they are established. However the advent of the Korean War throws these plans into disarray, and it is not until Inja is a teenager that she is reunited with her parents and sister.

With its basis in the author's family history, this story offers a richly detailed and thoughtful rendering of both the migrant experience and modern Korean history and culture viewed through the lens of its unique sibling narrators.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I loved this book. It isn't fast moving, but every word is important and each page can be savoured."

"It is a love story - and one about family and connections and duties."

"As a cross-cultural novel, it is elegantly handled."

"I enjoyed the book very much and am glad I read it."

"The main characters are well-developed, and their interactions retain the readers' interest throughout."

"Very interesting plot development."

"An interesting topic of Korean history and culture."

"Without gratuitous detail, we learn of the terrible times of the war."

Categories: Fiction, War theme, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Family Saga, America, Korea, 2022 Titles, South Korea


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