Year of Impossible Goodbyes

Year of Impossible Goodbyes

Book - 1991
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A young Korean girl survives the oppressive Japanese and Russian occupation of North Korea during the 1940s, to later escape to freedom in South Korea.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1991
ISBN: 9780395574195
Branch Call Number: Ju F Cho


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brown_hamster_157 Jul 08, 2017

Pretty good

Dec 20, 2015

This book is so good it will take your breath away. Whether you already are familiar with the immediate aftermath of the Korean War as experienced by the women and children living Korea at the time, or whether this is an entirely new story for you, you will be forever touched by this book. I read it about 20 years ago, and it still comes back to me; every time North Korea is in the news I am reminded of the courage and strength of the grandmother, mother, and daughter. If you don't understand what the Japanese and then the Russians did to the people of Korea, you can't possibly comprehend their circumstances now.


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May 05, 2017

the_38 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 9


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